Chateau Unang lies among the foothills of Mont Ventoux, in the heart of Provence. This ancient estate, dating from the 9th century, sits alone surrounded by its own forest and facing the Plateau of Vaucluse.
Here James and Joanna King create a range of wines that give full expression to the exceptional terroir at Chateau Unang, situated in the southern Rhone within the Cotes du Ventoux appellation (A.O.C.).
The 20 hectares of vines, mostly more than 30 years old, are spread around the estates 60 hectares. The varieties grown are typical of the Rhone valley yet achieve a unique personality here.
All the wines from Chateau Unang are A.O.C. Cotes du Ventoux. Yields are kept low, on average around 35 hectolitres per hectare, to give more concentrated, expressive wines.
The vines are planted on various types of clay and limestone soils, and benefit from the strong northerly Mistral wind that airs their leaves helping to keep the vines dry and healthy through the growing season.
With no vineyards surrounding the estate, only forest, the risk of infection from other vines is greatly reduced.
The varieties of red grapes, accounting for 90% of the vineyard, are typical of the Rhone valley (with percentage of the total surface area noted in brackets):