Rhône Valley, France
14.5 hectares, certified organic of several distinctive parcels
Vines are 44 years old.
Organic farming practices
Hand-harvested and sorting in the vineyard and again in cellar. Complete destemming
For 18-28 days varietals are vinified separately in tank. After pressing, juice undergoes malolactic fermentation. Aged in large oak barrels for 8-12 months.
Located between Orange and Avignon, on the left bank of the Rhône, Domaine de St. Paul began in 1934 along an olive, pine, and almond tree-lined road. Bought by Charles Establet in 1958, it was enlarged in the 1970s by his daughter Christiane and son-in-law Pierre-Elie Jeune. In the 1990s a vinification cellar and bottling system were added, and the first bottle bearing the name of the St. Paul Estate was issued.