Coteaux de l'Ardèche, Rhône Valley, France
Château de la Selve is a magnificent castle residence, a fortified house built during the 13th century, being transformed, century after century, into a farm. In 1990 became the property of Benoît's parents. In 2002, Benoît, who had just graduated from the Beaune wine school, established his wine estate in a part of the property. Situated in the Ardèche region of Southeastern France, here the landscape is one of contrasts, with low lying areas and dramatic mountains. Benoît and his wife Florence manage the Domaine; here they practice an organic and biodynamic culture that preserves the environment and let the terroir express itself. The Estate is around 40 hectares, with 6 different grapes varieties planted, with vines of an average age of 30 years old.