Rhône Valley, France
50+ year-old grenache vines and 20-year-old vines planted in alluvial deposits on glacial terraces. High proportion of stones.
60% Old-vine Grenache;
Hand-harvested; complete destemming.
Vinified in stainless steel tanks. Grenache is aged in cement tanks for 3 years. 30% Syrah & Mourvèdre wines are aged in new oak barrels. Blending is done before bottling.
Denis Cheron acquired the Domaine du Grand Montmirail after moving to the Southern Rhône in the 1960s from Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits, where his son Yves was born and where he learned about winemaking with the delicate Pinot Noir grape. His philosophy is simple: small-production wines straight from the source.