Domaine de la Garrigue is one of the oldest estates in the southern Rhone Valley region and is owned by the Bernard family. The family owns one of the most famous restaurants and inns in the area
called "Les Florets" which is located on the hillside facing the Dentelles in Gigondas.
Fashioning some of the most beautiful bottlings of Vacqueyras, Eric Solomon worked
with the property to create a custom cuvee of Cotes du Rhone from de-classified Vacqueyras called "Cuvee Romaine."
The climate in the Southern Rhone is extremely warm in the summer, with consistent
temperatures in the 90's during July and August. This makes rich, full-bodied, and
spicy wines. The soil is similar to that of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, with massive rocks
called "galets" dotting the vineyards. The old bush vines of Garrigue are planted on
these "galets" and for most of the vineyards, there is not soil present to the eye, just
This property focuses on making wines with minimal manipulation to let the terroir
speak through the wines. The old vines of Domaine de la Garrigue were planted in the late 1940's, just after the Germans left the area following the second World War. Before the war, the area was planted primarily to other crops, including sunflowers and tomatoes. However, the Romans were making wine here centuries ago and shipping it hundreds of miles away. Hence, the cuvee name "Cuvee Romaine".
Be the first to know when new vintages and wines come in stock!
Wines no longer available
This wine has great depth with a nose of black fruit with a touch of liquorish and very elegant spicy notes. The mouthfeel is full and fleshy with long-lasting fruit flavors.
Blend: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault more
The Cuvee Romaine boasts a dense purple color along with a
bouquet of kirsch liqueur, licorice, and lavender. Full-bodied with
stunning depth and richness as well as a long finish.
Blend: 65% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah more
This wine has great depth with a nose of black fruit with a touch of
liquorish and very elegant spicy notes. The mouthfeel is full and
fleshy with long-lasting fruit flavors. more
The Cuvee Romaine boasts a dense purple color along with a bouquet of kirsch liqueur, licorice, and lavender. Full-bodied with stunning depth and richness as well as a long finish.
Blend: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah more
The robe has great depths. On the nose, black fruit with a touch of licorice and very elegant spicy notes. The mouthfeel is full and fleshy with long-lasting fruit flavors. A blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. more
This wine is very powerful while remaining well-suited to the
feminine palate because of its supple mouthfeel. It is well matched
to red meat, game and cheese.
25% Syrah more
Cuvee Romaine is a wine with personality. The marriage of Grenache and Syrah gives it really distinctive characteristics. This is a well structured wine that makes a great partnership with red meat, meat in sauce, game and flavorful cheeses.
Varieties: 65% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah more
A blend of 65% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.
The 2007 Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Romaine, a custom cuvee for importer EricSolomon made from 60 to 90-year old vines, is a joint project of Solomon and the Bernard family that owns the wonderful Gigondas restaurant, Les Florets, and the... more
75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault. more
Blend: 65% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah
Domaine La Garrigue recalls quintessential Provence: rugged, beautiful landscapes and honest, unpretentious people. The Bernard family, proprietors of both Domaine La Garrigue and the excellent restaurant Les Florets in Gigondas, are a generous,... more