Domaine du mois de mai, Saint Péray
Located in the Ardèche, just South of Cornas to the West of Valence, Saint Peray is the southernmost appellation of the Northern Rhone and enjoys the climatic influences of two regions (the Mediterranean and the Continental climates). Long ignored this appellation is in the process of being reborn today, and their wines (all white) are charming the wine world thanks to their floral qualities, minerality, consistent texture and long classic finishes.
Saint Peray is the smallest appellation in the Northern Rhone Valley. Jean-Luc and Anne first acquired their vineyard of 80 year old vines planted with Roussanne and Marsanne in the early 1990s. Jean-Luc named the cuvée produced from this vineyard “LA BELLE DE MAI” which refers to the district in Marseille where his mother (Paulette) ran a local restaurant.