13-Day Tours Provence
Day 4: The Dentelles de Montmirail:
We leave early to visit, and hike, the Dentelles de Montmirail. The Dentelles are short, steep mountains with a distinctive rocky ridge, extending west from the Ventoux Mountains. This jagged, rocky mountain range is aptly named after the lace it’s thought to resemble. The mountains form a circle at the southwest end, alongside Gigondas and Beaumes-de-Venise, and extend northeast to Malaucene with an additional edge to the north to Vaison-la-Romaine. Nestled by the Dentelles are the Cru villages Gigondas and Vacqueyras and the excellent wine Villages of Sablet, Seguret, and Beaumes-de-Venise. We will compare and contrast the great Cote du Rhone wines of these villages, buy as many bottles as we can carry back home, have lunch, and finally hike one of the many Dentelles trails.