Domaine Charvin, Laurent Charvin

France, Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2 Stars Revue du Vin de France

Organic


Laurent Charvin has only 10 ha of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Until recently, Laurent was almost the only grower to still vinify traditionally, with whole-cluster fermentations. Now others are beginning to copy him. In addition to leaving the stems, Laurent’s élevage is uniquely in concrete tank, no barrel. Laurent is regarded as one of the top wine-makers in the appellation by Guy Julien, famous owner of the restaurant Beaugraviere in Mondragon, as well as other top sommeliers and wine writers in France, with a two-star rating by Revue du Vin de France. 

 

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Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé 50% Grenache, 50% Cinsault Average 40 years Sandy, more clay based soil with galets roulés Organic
Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 15% Grenache Blanc, 20% Clairette 20 years old, 20% Roussane 20 years old, 45% Bourboulenc 60 years old Average 40 years Sandy, more clay based soil with galets roulés Organic
Vin de Pays "á Côte" 50% Grenache, 50% Merlot 15, 42 and 60 years Silty clay and limestone Organic
Côtes-du-Rhône "Le Poutet" 81% Grenache, 7% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan, 7% Syrah Average 40 years Sandy, more clay based soil with galets roulés Organic
Châteauneuf-du-Pape 85% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Vaccarèse, 5% Syrah Average 60 years Sandy, more clay based soil with galets roulés Organic