Natural winemaking domaine in the heart of the Southern Rhône, France.

Awards/Reviews

Here is the list of awards received by our wines, bearing in mind that 2007 was the domaine’s first vintage :

2012

MISTRAL 2012:
-John Livingstone Learmonth (www.drinkrhone.com/ January 2016)
**** – Bonny red robe. Has a round, inviting bouquet – black berry fruit with rosemary and an implied floral presence. It draws back from overt sweetness, but sings a sweet tune. The palate has a savoury, well fuelled attack, with squeezed loganberry and raspberry fruit, and trim grain tannins closely set around it. It has character and superior quality for Côtes du Rhône. It delivers clear fruit and mineral stimulation: it’s a wine that drinks well straight out of the cellar here, chilled. It holds lovely cool fruit, and leaves on’es palate fresh as a daisy. 14.5°. (2019-20 Jan 2016)

Previously Dec 2014 ***(*) good, shiny dark red. Really fresh, essence of grape aroma, an inviting plum-mulberry fruit with a drift of flowers, a liqueur style to it. Lavender also here” This is an inviting bouquet. The palate sequels well from the nose: rather copious fruit is lined with a grainy and peppery tannin. It extends well into a plum-licorice ending. Don’t serve this too warm – the alcohol and weight will be too much, and serving it cool is just fine. It is in the here and now as it stands, with its youth and fullness. Day 2: it is dentelle – lifted, toothsome, has latent power on the palate, blueberry fruit in evidence. Is STGT – lots of herbs and tang in the flavour. 14.5°. 75% Gren, 20% Syr, 3% Mourv, 2% Rouss,  (Dec 2014, East Sussex)

-Bettane & Desseauve: 14/20

2011

Lunatique 2011:

89 points in the Wine Spectator : “A burly style, with dark licorice, roasted plum, smoldering tobacco and charcoal notes, all backed by plum skin and tar on the finish. Features a slightly sinewy structure, but shows enough flesh for balance and should settle in with modest cellaring. Drink now through 2015. –JM.”

Mistral 2011:

  • 87 points in the Wine Spectator : “Direct, featuring a good core of plum and blackberry fruit, studded with toasted spice and bramble hints. A flicker of mesquite appears on the finish. Drink now through 2014. 500 cases made. –JM
  • Bronze Medal at the Decanter international wine award: “Hay mixed with plum jam, smoke and stone. Lots of character; foods a must.”

2010

Lunatique 2010:

91 points in the Wine Spectator : “This sports lots of juicy, mouthfilling pepper, tobacco leaf, roasted chestnut and singed mesquite notes, backed by a solid core of tar, blackberry paste and steeped blackcurrant. A nice juniper edge flashes on the finish. There’s lots of character here, and it should stretch out with some cellaring, too. Drink now through 2018. 100 cases made.”

Mistral 2010:

  • 89 points in the Wine Spectator : “Bold and toasted, with espresso and baker’s chocolate notes up front, followed by gutsy blackberry cobbler and blueberry paste flavors. A good, rugged feel through the finish lends character. For fans of the style. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Roussanne. Drink now through 2013. 1,000 cases made.”
  • La Revue du Vin de France (15/20)  “A manly red, with still shy but sincere aromas which will unveil this winter (summer for you). Well built frame and firm finish with vigourous tannins”

 

2009

Lunatique red 2009:

91 points in the Wine Spectator : “Ripe and mouthfilling, but also fresh, with delicious dark plum, blueberry, anise and tobacco character backed by a tarry edge. This really stretches out, with more mulled spice and dark cocoa flavors and a lingering roasted mesquite note on the finish. Offers lots of character. Drink now through 2013.”

Mistral red 2009:

  • 90 points in the Wine Spectator : “Rich and smoky, with mouthfilling charcoal, roasted fig, tobacco and plum sauce notes all rolling through the broad finish. This has muscle, but stays accessible and balanced. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Roussanne. Drink now. 1,000 cases made.”
  • Gold Medal in Concours General Agricole of Paris
  • Listed in Guide Hachette des Vins with two stars
  • Gold Medal at the Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition

Dentelle red 2009:

  • 87 points on the Wine Spectator : “Tasty, with black cherry, pepper and lavender notes and a gutsy, juicy finish that lets the pepper edge play out. Lovely regional character. Carignan and Grenache. Drink now. 1,000 cases made.”
  • Silver Medal in Concours General Agricole of Paris

Dentelle rosé 2009:

Listed among the top 10 best rosés US imported in Bon Appétit (August 2010 issue).

 

2008

Mistral red 2008:

  • 88 points in the Wine Spectator : “Forward and quite toasty, with mesquite, roasted plum and dark licorice notes laced with espresso and fruitcake hints. Ambitious, though a bit firm and raisined on the finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Roussanne. Drink now. 700 cases made.”
  • Listed in Guide Hachette des Vins with one star

Dentelle red 2008:

86 points in the Wine Spectator : “Lavender and mesquite aromas give way to additional spice notes weaving through the mulled black cherry fruit. The toasty finish is slightly firm, but there is good range here. Carignan and Grenache. Drink now. 800 cases made.”

 

2007

Mistral red 2007:

  • 91 points in the Wine Spectator : “This has impressive depth, with a very solid core of blackberry and macerated currant fruit, layered with dark, alluring toast, smoked applewood, tar, melted licorice and mineral. The long, muscular finish is round and integrated, but still needs some time to stretch out fully. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Roussanne. Drink now through 2011. 2,000 cases made.”
  • Gold Medal in Concours General Agricole of Paris
  • Best pick at Revue du Vin de France

Dentelle red 2007:

  • 87 points on the Wine Spectator : “Juicy, friendly style, with lots of pepper, plum and blackberry notes backed by a modestly toasty, nicely fleshy finish. Drink now. 1,000 cases made.”
  • Silver Medal in Concours General Agricole of Paris
  • Listed in Guide Hachette des Vins with one star