The vineyard is located between 650-750m (2133-2450 ft) in the villages of Espinasses & Remollon on the southern banks of the Durance River. The Allemands have been producing wines for 3 generations in this charming mountainous vineyard from the Alpes. Wine was traditionally produced in this area at the co-op and the Allemand family was the first producer to grow, pick, vinify and bottle in 1954. Mireille & Marc and their daughter Laetitia have been working on producing old school wine by re-introducing native grapes, and vinification process, to produce authentic wines from the region.
DOMAINE LES GIRARD DU BOUCOU
Jacques Girard comes from the computer business! When his parents were about to sell the domaine in 2000, Jacques quit his job and came back to Chateauneuf du Pape. Jacques has focused on producing authentic paysan wine, with « unconventional blends » while respecting and cultivating the ecosystem around him by using Rudolf Steiner biodynamic farming method.
DOMAINE DE FONTAVIN
From the village of Courthézon, at the heart of the appellation Chateauneuf du Pape, Hélène produces delicate wines from the Southern Rhône with Chateauneuf du Pape (white and red), Gigondas, Vacqueras, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise and Cotes du Rhone.
DOMAINE BONETTO FABROL
Located in the charming village of La Garde-Adhémar, Philippe Fabrol runs 15 ha (37 acres) of vines grown organically and with application of biodynamic practices. Philippe mainly produces wines from the appellation Grignan-les-Adhémar but he also has a plot of Côtes du Rhône. The slightly elevated domaine always offers wines with good acidity and digestibility.
DOMAINE DE LA ROCHE PARADIS
While still working as a Head Vineyard-Manager for Yves Cuilleron, Yann Ménager acquired his plots three years ago! 5 ha of vines located in outstanding cru and terroirs. Old school winemaking, vinification at 3000 ft (900m) with little resources but with a lot of talent and taste.
DOMAINE DES GRABOTTES
Jonathan works on 4 hectares located on the Côteaux du Lyonnais. From the start in 2015, the vines have been worked organically and biodynamically since 2017. The most important thing for Jonathan is: "the health of the vines to have the highest quality grapes possible, in order to harvest them manually, and thus respect the integrity of the bunch and be able to vinify them as a whole bunch; signature of the Domain. »
For the grape varieties, the grape variety is typical of the cru, with old vines of Gamay for the reds and Chardonnay and Aligoté for the whites.