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Domaine des Escaravailles

In 1953, Jean-Louis Ferran purchased several well-situated hillside parcels above the southern Rhône villages of Rasteau, Roaix and Cairanne. He dubbed his new domaine “Escaravailles,” the Occitan word for beetles (scarabs). This was a nickname for the black-robed monks who toiled in the vineyards and...

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Domaine de Villeneuve

Domaine de Villeneuve is situated in the northern part of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation on Château Beaucastel’s southern border. The estate’s 20 acres of mostly old vines grow on a mixture of soils, including Châteauneuf’s signature river-smoothed stones (galets roulés) over subsoils of red clay and...

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Domaine du Coulet

“Matthieu Barret represents the future in Cornas. His domaine is, in my opinion, the single most exciting new domaine in the appellation today.” High praise from the Wine Spectator’s James Molesworth. Domaine du Coulet was founded by Matthieu’s grandfather in the 1950s, and over the years...

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David Reynaud

In 1955, Georges Reynaud planted 20 hectares of vines on a gentle slope along the Isère River (Rhône tributary) in the southern sector of Crozes-Hermitage. Domaine Les Bruyères is located in Beaumont-Monteux, one of the appellation’s eleven communes just three miles northeast of Pont de...

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Jean-Claude Lapalu

Jean-Claude Lapalu assumed control of just under 30 acres of Gamay from his father in 1996, and made his first commercial wines in 2000. His eight parcels of east and southeast facing vines are scattered from Mont Brouilly south through the rolling hills of Odenas...

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Benoit Mulin

Former banker Benoît Mulin grew up less than 30 miles from Arbois in Besançon, the capital of the Franche-Comté region near the Swiss border. His love affair with Jura wines began while in business school more than twenty years ago when he took a weekend...

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Domaine Stephan 2

Former Guigal assistant Jean-Michel Stephan launched his modest enterprise in 1991. He has eight acres of mostly old vines in various parcels in Côte Rôtie’s southern sector. These holdings include a high percentage of prized Sérine, the expressive, small berry ancestor of Syrah....

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What’s In Your Wine Bag

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Domaine Stephan

Former Guigal assistant Jean-Michel Stephan launched his modest enterprise in 1991. He has eight acres of mostly old vines in various parcels in Côte Rôtie’s southern sector. These holdings include a high percentage of prized Sérine, the expressive, small berry ancestor of Syrah....

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While this alpine area of eastern France may be better known for skiing than viticulture, a cadre of Savoyard vignerons are producing excellent wines. The region’s best come from a boomerang-shaped string of hillside villages between Grenoble and Albertville (site of the 1992 Winter Olympics)...

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domaine jean vullien

While this alpine area of eastern France may be better known for skiing than viticulture, a cadre of Savoyard vignerons are producing excellent wines. The region’s best come from a boomerang-shaped string of hillside villages between Grenoble and Albertville (site of the 1992 Winter Olympics)...