The vineyards are the largest of the northern Rhône appellations. They cover 11 communes in the Drôme “département”, on the left bank of the river Rhône. Syrah (an addition of up to 15% of Marsanne or Roussanne is allowed). The colour is a deep garnet red. The nose is essentially fruity, with strong aromas of cassis and plums, a touch of violets. This is an ample, well-rounded wine that has sufficient tannins for ageing capacity.