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Jérôme Jouret

High up on the steep slopes of the Vallée de L'Ibie in Southern Ardèche, not far from a rediscovered stone-age cave, you find the vineyards of Jerome Jouret. His 12 ha of land is certified Organic by Ecocert, although the 30-45 year old vines have never known chemicals anyway. Today, Jérôme's practices are more biodynamic in nature. Jérôme grows Alicante, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Ugni Blanc, Viognier and Clairette on limestone and clay soils. The high-altitude of the vineyards means the grapes ripen later than neighbouring vineyards, adding freshness to his wines.