The barren soil forces the vine to plunge its roots deeper in the earth in order to find the resources and elements essential for its life and growth.
The climate plays an important part : the ‘Mistral’ which often blows strongly here – making people ‘fada’ (ie. crazy) according to an old saying- protects the vines from storms during the long period of growth, the clouds are chased away and so are often grail and frost. It allows for a fine concentration of grapes when it’s time for grape-picking. Not much rain and a lot of sun is an excellent combination for the making of great wines.
On the Odylée Estate, each vineyard has its own identity: the Carignan was planted in 1945, the Syrah is half a century old, the Grenache’s orientation is North-West and a young vine –Viognier and white Grenache- has recently been planted, in March 2017.
The variety of vines is part of the Odylée’s wealth, as it adds depth to the wines and gives them their personality – complex wines, ideal for laying down, the final result of each individual identity.