Terroir and soil:

The vineyard is planted on stony soils from erosion and limestone boulders. The soils are composed with clays and limestone. Due to climate of Savoy, the vineyard is limited to the best exposed slopes. These characteristics explain the fine minerality in our wines.

Grapes’ variety:


Wine making:

The grapes are put into vats to do a whole crop carbonic maceration.  A pumping over is done every 9 days. The wine is then pressed and only the first juice is retained.


Pronounced ruby colour. The nose is marked red fruit (blackcurrant, raspberry) and flowers (violet). Mouth also very fruity and peppery finish. Full bodied and structured wine, with delicate tannin.


This wine goes perfectly with red meat and venison, blue cheeses and soft ripened cheeses.


The wine will more appreciated and better after ageing several years.

Serving temperature:

14° - 16 ° C.

Domaine du Chateau de la Violette
The Domaine du Château de la Violette, created in 1953, was taken over by Charles-Henri Gayet in the 2000s. Located in the town of Les Marches, the vineyard has grown from 7 hectares to 30 hectares today.
The vineyard is entirely grassed and managed in a reasoned manner to limit treatments as much as possible. Throughout the year, the team strives to take particular care in monitoring the vines, maturities and harvest. The estate has been committed for several years to a reasoned cultivation process of the vine.
These efforts were also rewarded in 2019 with the obtaining of the High Environmental Value Level 3 label, which justifies agriculture that is more respectful of the environment, governed by very rigorous specifications, created and controlled by the French state.
This environmental certification of agricultural holdings is made up of three different levels, the requirements of which are articulated around four themes: the development and maintenance of biodiversity, a reasoned phytosanitary strategy, controlled fertilizer management and adapted water resources management.
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