Our red wine from the Rhône Valley: Côtes-du-Rhône

Domaine des Gravennes
From £140/year
The name of this prestigious wine, Cuvée Marie-Louise, serves as an homage to the grandmother of the current winemakers. She played a very important role in the success of the winery. This wine is a noble one, characterized by a zesty spiciness tempered with a gentle roundness of tannin.
Option avant-première:

Que comprend l'adoption ?

Un kit de bienvenue dans votre premier coffret saison avec votre certificat d’adoption, votre invitation au domaine, votre carte de membre au Club des Adopteurs.

Option “avant-première” : possibilité de recevoir votre kit de bienvenue dès le début de l’adoption, accompagné d’une première bouteille pour découvrir votre cuvée.

Un coffret reçu à la fin de chaque saison - printemps, été, automne, hiver - soit un coffret saison tous les trois mois.

Dans chaque coffret, une ou deux bouteilles de votre propre cuvée personnalisée à votre nom (selon l’option choisie), accompagnée d’une bouteille surprise du domaine.

Une rétrospective papier dans chaque coffret pour suivre l’évolution de vos vignes au fil des saisons et découvrir tous les secrets d’élaboration de votre cuvée.

Technical sheet

APPELLATION & VINTAGE
Côtes-du-Rhône 2018
GRAPES
50% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache and 25% Syrah
VINIFICATION
Harvested by hand, ages in wooden barrels
APPEARANCE
Intense ruby
NOSE
Red and black fruits mixed with a touch of cedar and vanilla
PALATE
Ample and concentrated, of great finesse with liquorice note at the end
Well balanced, the cuvée Marie-Louise of the Domaine des Gravennes sets itself apart through its fresh and opulent qualities. It is a bottle that you will want to share with a loved one.
Bernard Neveu
Head Sommelier of the Bristol - Restaurant Épicure (3 Michelin stars)
WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT
A plush and peppery red wine with a wonderful balanced mouthfeel!
History of the vineyard
The parcel is named for the year that it was planted. Not far from the winery, the vines face the stream that marks the edge of the vineyard. Here we find old-vine Grenache planted on a gravelly soil so typical of the location: Les Gravennes. Your vine plantings have an average age of 45 years. It is they that give the Cuvée Marie-Louise its intoxicating spiciness.
Name
72
Designation
Côtes-du-Rhône
Grape
Grenache
Area
0.4 hectare
Soil type
Gravely clay-limestone
History of the vineyard
The parcel is named for the year that it was planted. Not far from the winery, the vines face the stream that marks the edge of the vineyard. Here we find old-vine Grenache planted on a gravelly soil so typical of the location: Les Gravennes. Your vine plantings have an average age of 45 years. It is they that give the Cuvée Marie-Louise its intoxicating spiciness.
Name
72
Designation
Côtes-du-Rhône
Grape
Grenache
Area
0.4 hectare
Soil type
Gravely clay-limestone
Luc and Rémi, the winemakers
The Domaine des Gravennes is run by two brothers. Luc entered into the family business in 2011 after garnering experience in the wine world across 4 different continents. Rémi decided to quit his job as an engineer to rejoin his brother shortly thereafter. Right next to the beautiful Château of Suze-la-Rousse, the two brothers have continued the family tradition of running a winery that is both organic and biodynamic. This tradition was born with their grandparents. Fair warning: they are such great hosts that no one ever wants to leave when they visit.