Domaine Jolly Ferriol

The Terroir


The Mediterranean climate... sunshine... warm earth...

The Domaine Jolly Ferriol is confined by the Agly River which forms a natural arc around the property. Its soils (terroir) have multiple characteristics: during heavy rainfall, the schisty marl/stony clay soils (marnes schisteuses et argilo-caillouteux) gorge themselves with water; parcels of stone-covered land warm the earth when heated by the sun; the black schisty marl soils (marnes schisteuses) capture the heat, giving various fruit a helping hand to ripen quickly.

Grape varieties include: grenache noir and gris, syrah, carignan, maccabeu and mourvèdre. They are used for producing high-quality dry wines, table wines and, wines with the denomination Vin de Pays de Côtes Catalanes. The renowned naturally sweet wines (VDN) of the region, Muscat de Rivesaltes and Rivesaltes (ambré or tuilé) are also produced by the domaine Jolly Ferriol.

The sun drenched soils of the domaine also adapt well to the cultivation of olives, apricots, figs and almonds... in complete harmony with Mediterranean culture...