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Ventoux - Rosé - 2023 - DOMAINE DES ROCHES FORTES
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Rhone Valley - Côtes du Rhône
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Vaison la Romaine - Rouge - 2022 - DOMAINE DES ROCHES FORTES
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Rhone Valley
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JEAN LUC BRUNEL - DOMAINE DES ROCHES FORTES
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Rhone Valley
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Anecdotes about the domain

Night harvest with 4 legs: All our vineyard plots are surrounded by woods, where many wild boars and roe deer frolic happily... but the first cities have a slightly too strong taste for ripe grapes... One year I decided to wait an additional 15 days to harvest a small parcel of grenache late, and on the desired day, I explained to my worker at the time to go with 3 other pickers and start picking until I arrived with the tractor and the bucket. But surprise, when I arrived, I found them sitting there talking. Immediately the worker told me "you made a mistake, it's already been harvested!" Surprised, I walked between the vines and could only see that he was right... except that the pickers who had preceded us were in fact wild boars, who had ransacked these carefully preserved grenaches, and indeed we could not harvest anything, so much they had regaled themselves with these last grapes of the hillsides.Since then, the situation has not improved, except that we protect the earliest or most sensitive plots with an electric fence.
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The domain's short story

The little storyWe are now only two of us working on the estate: Jean-Luc, from a rather "classic" winegrowing family, without being very old, since my grandfather, Felix Brunel, was a quarry worker (already the presence of rocks!) before buying vines or planting them.My father, René Brunel, was "content" to produce grapes, sold to a winemaker, and diversified the company with apricots and plums, and when I started in 1985, we created a winemaking cellar and produced wines mainly for trading.Since then, I have abandoned arboriculture and I have decided to direct the vineyard towards a better quality and a greater respect for the environment, which has led to a consequent decrease in production and a desire to better value bottled wine. this turning point has been accentuated with the growing collaboration of my partner, Hélène, since 2008, who with her non-agricultural origins brings a new and passionate look to our business. What makes us different? Perhaps an extremely critical view of the profession? It begins with the tasting of our products, the quality of which we would like to push constantly further, our greatest pride: To succeed, without adhering to a charter like the organic one, in producing more and more naturally, in the vineyard as well as in the cellar... to be able to control a recurrent and devastating grape parasite like powdery mildew by treating it fairly and effectively, to be able to rely on the technical skills of our oenologist, but to know how to resist it when he tells us to adjust the sulphur content of our wine for greater safety or when he tells us the merits of an oenological product...

The winemaker's pride

Description of the DomainePropriety of about twenty hectares on Vaison la Romaine (Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône village) as well as Crestet (Vetoux) The vineyard is exclusively located on hillsides, in an area where the vine borders the pine forest and the scrubland, thus bringing a welcome but sometimes difficult to manage organic diversity... This omnipresence of rocky subsoil, which contributes to the quality of these parcels and to the extreme to make them difficult to cultivate because they are too dry, this omnipresence of rock is at the origin of the name of the estate. on these unproductive soils, black grenache has long ruled as a master, and even if it must now share some of its territory with Syrah, it represents 65% of our vine stock.By recently planting Viognier on 1 hectare, Muscat petits grains and Marsanne, we have broadened our range of wines, this combination of hillsides + clay soils, gives very rich, concentrated wines, since produced with a low yield and minimum inputs.
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