The Domaine de la Vieille Fontaine is on the commune of St Etienne des Sorts in the department of Gard.(FR)

It is in the middle of the Côtes du Rhône, to 30 km in the north of Avignon and to 30 in the west of Chateauneuf du Pape.

Its name comes from an Old Fontaindating 1767 on wich are engravedthe Latin inscription « sim lacus nunc fons ».

The domain belongs to the family Carle since 1920 and exploits a surface of 32 ha.

Since 3 generationsit attemps to immortalise the ancestral methods of culture of the vineyard and the wine

Grounds are hillsides with textureof muddy-sandy clay with on surface pebbles.
The regional grape varieties of the domain consist mainly of grenache, syrah, carignan, cinsault, clairette.

The age of the vines varies between three and mre then 80 years with a par on domain of 40 years.That gives a first matter more concentrated thanks to a controlled produceevoking like this more easy the typicity of the soil.

Le Domaine de la Vieille Fontaine carries a particular attention to the conducting of this vineyard, in the more tall respect of environnement, practising the work of the allied soil to a reasoned use of the treatments against the illnesses of the vine .