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The Domain

We belive that the terroir gives the wine its flavours and its character.
In the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail (Southern Rhône Valley) high up at 1800′, Domaine Saint Amant enjoys a unique combination of soil, exposure and climatic conditions : 32 acres of small terraces scattered around the mountain, on a Triassic limestone, marl and rocky soil, facing east and south, away from the diseases and the heat of the plain.

Grape cultivation is done within respect of the very biodiverse environment : no herbicides, no pesticides.
Pruning is carried out to leave desired bud numbers, ensuring moderate yields.
Canopy management, regulating vine growth and erosion, weed control, maintaining soil fertility, stability and waterholding capacity, and finally harvesting is accomplished by a hardworking, environment conscious, sensible, and motivated team.

In the winery the process is gentle and precise, preferring time to fine the wines rather than technology; no winemaking manipulations, no outside influences.
The wines reflect what nature is willing to give.

The cellar built in 1995 underground to protect a spectacular environment enjoys a stunning view. It is air-conditioned and gravity fed.

The Jacques Wallut family, owner and winemaker, produces 55 000 bottles a year.

To know us better, the best thing to do is to come and visit us!

The team

Saint Amant,
it’s a love story between a spectacular site
and a dynamic and enterprising family

Entrepreneur and innovateur, before he founded domaine Saint Amant in 1992, Jacques created and managed Unilog, one of the first tech companies in the 60’s.

Saint Amant,
it’s a love story between a spectacular site
and a dynamic and enterprising family

Camille, la “vigneronne”, with her dog never too far away

Florence : indispensable, efficient and… always smiling!

A wonderful pruner, Antonio is respected by the vines, the flowers, and all plants.

Helder could have arrived from Portugal on his tractor : he LOVES riding them!

Carla likes to play with cubes and boxes…

The terroir

The Dentelles de Montmirail

We are in the very heart of this small mountain range. The domaine is at an altitude between 1200’and 1800′, below Saint Amant’s crest, and above the tiny village of Suzette. It is the highest domaine in the Rhône Valley.

The Dentelles with their dramatic mountain tops not only are a famous wine-growing region (including Beaumes de Venise, Gigondas, Vacqueyras…), but also a very sought after area for mountain claimers and trekkers.

The Domain Saint Amant

The domain is composed of twenty different plots of land, scattered on the eastern and southern flank of Mount Saint Amant. The surface area of the vineyard is 32 acres.

The region is a tectonically complex area : the nature of rocks changes from a parcel to another, resulting in a great variety of soils

Topographic map, scale 1 :25000 The color of the plots depends on the age of the rock : (orange : Trias, blue and gree : Jurassique, yellow : Miocène)

The Domain Saint Amant

The domain is composed of twenty different plots of land, scattered on the eastern and southern flank of Mount Saint Amant. The surface area of the vineyard is 32 acres.

The region is a tectonically complex area : the nature of rocks changes from a parcel to another, resulting in a great variety of soils

Topographic map, scale 1 :25000 The color of the plots depends on the age of the rock : (orange : Trias, blue and gree : Jurassique, yellow : Miocène)

Let’s talk geology…

The region covers over 170 millions of years of geological history. It has been the stage of a very unique geological event called DIAPIR DE SUZETTE, which brought up on the surface very old layers (+150 millions of years) containing salt, gypsum, colored marl, limestone and dolomite.

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