Domaine La Garrigue
Domaine de la Garrigue is one of the oldest estates in the southern Rh...
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 rock.
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".
Domaine La Garrigue Vacqueyras 2017Rhone Red Blends from Vacqueyras, Rhone, France
Domaine La Garrigue Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Romaine 2017Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France