ORGANIC & BIODYNAMIC. Vegan-friendly
Area: Coteaux de l’Ardèche, Rhône
Grapes: 40% Cinsault, 40% Grenache & 20% Syrah
Alcohol: 13% VOL.
“Petite Selve” has an aroma of plums and red fruits with a touch of fresh mint. Really good structure and complexity. Petite Selve is stored for 4 months in concrete tanks, is light and elegant and can be enjoyed chilled. Try starting with a glass to your friends, then serving the wine from a carafe. Notice how the wine opens!
Petite Selve is good as an apéritif or for charcuterie, meat dishes and vegetables.
Château de la Selve dates to the 13th century and was originally a fortified house on the border of the French Empire, and then the French Kingdom. For centuries it was an agricultural estate. This beautiful castle was bought back in 1990 by Benoit’s parents. In 2002, just after graduating from the University of Wine in Beaune, Benoît’s dream came true when he was given the opportunity to produce wine on the property in the south of the Ardèche. He was convinced of the potential of the terroir with its scorching sun and cool nights, wild landscapes, and calcareous soils rich in aromas of scrub, humus, and truffle.
Benoît and his wife Florence use organic and biodynamic methods to protect the environment and allow the terroir to express itself fully. They seek to breathe life into the soil and vines and strive to produce increasingly pure wines.