Winemaking
Finesse and fruitiness

The Château Malijay vineyard extends over 130 hectares of the community of Jonquières, near Orange, between the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas in the southern region from which the COTES DU RHONE “Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée” (or protected designation of origin) is sourced.

Its vine plantation is made up of the main grape varieties of this appellation: Grenache Noir (53%), Syrah (37%), Carignan (4%), Mourvedre (3%) and Grenache Blanc (2%) and Viognier (1%). Together with the gritty soil and subsoil, this vine selection provides our wines with their finesse and fruitiness.

How can we succinctly explain the qualities of the different vintages of the Château Malijay?
The combination of history and technology, together with the right skill, can create a Grand Cru – a great vintage. This recipe has been the practice at the Domaine de Malijay for centuries.

Building on this heritage, our cellar master formulates different vintages that represent the terroir – the land – and the Malijay estate – with the aid of modern wine-growing and wine-making techniques.