Rhône Valley - Cornas
The plots are located in three different parts of the appellation. In the earlyripening areas of Cayret and Mazards, the soil is that of the foot of the slopes composed of alluvial deposits from a very decomposed granite base (gore). On the higher ground in the laterripening area known as Saint Pierre, the soil is composed of granitic sand interspersed with limestone and silt deposit. In the appellation’s northernmost area (Arlette), the hillsides are granite and have a higher limestone content.