43-year-old vines planted in clay-limestone soils with galets roulés; Southern exposure
Certified organic farming
Harvested by hand.
Sorting done in vineyard
Temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Daily pump-overs. Vatting is 26-days long
After malolactic fermentation wine is transferred to demi-muids for 12 months then bottled.
Between Orange and Avignon, on the left bank of the Rhône, construction of the St. Paul Estate 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. Philippe Cambie, named 2010 Winemaker of the Year by Robert Parker, is the consultant winemaker to Domaine de Saint Paul.