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Domaine La Garelle

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A domain with varied pedoclimatic conditions!

Domaine La Garelle was originally located on a small gravel hill, but now extends over multiple parcels with varied soil and climate conditions. Orientation towards the sun, more or less draining slopes, stony, calcareous or sandy soils, exposure to the wind, coolness of the soil: all these variations have been carefully researched...

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Domaine La Garelle was originally located on a small gravel hill, but now extends over multiple parcels with varied soil and climate conditions. Orientation towards the sun, more or less draining slopes, stony, calcareous or sandy soils, exposure to the wind, freshness of the soil: all these variations have been carefully researched in order to grow our vines in very different conditions and thus obtain reasons with diverse characteristics allowing each variety to express all their aromatic potential, and this through our 25 hectares.

Our story

Vines have been cultivated in our region for more than 2000 years and the wine produced was then destined for the Roman armies in their camps on the banks of the Rhine. Through our work, we maintain this millenary tradition of vine growing and this is part of our pride as winegrowers. This estate was created by a Dutch wine enthusiast who, like his family before him, lived in the trade and import of French wines into the Netherlands and Germany.

Other little stories

For my part, coming from a village near Ménerbes, I have always believed that this region has the potential to produce great wines as long as the know-how and investments are made. An agronomist by training, I was sure that remarkable wines would be produced here. The path of quality has been opened by other areas and I wanted to be part of this movement as well. My family was of winegrower origin and if they left this region it was because the vines did not allow them to make a living. So, as soon as I was able to do so, I took over this estate so close to my family's land (less than a kilometre) to continue the development of this estate. I wanted the people of the region to be able to live, work and develop agricultural production without having to leave the region as the family branch from which I come had to do. There are now 5 people working on this Domain and, every day, they try to improve the Domain, improve our quality, preserve and enrich our natural environment. That's why I wanted to become a winegrower in the Luberon.

An anecdote about the wine produced in the Luberon: During the First World War, this Luberon wine was mainly used as a drink by the French armies. Needless to say, the concern for quality was not the first concern. This culture of the volume to be produced remained firmly rooted in the minds of winegrowers for a long time until the 1960s. Every year, as a child, I had to drink the wine of my great uncle who produced a wine closer to acid than to the nectar of the Gods or the velvet of the stomach! Every year I asked my father if I could not have to taste it: "Son, you will drink your great uncle's wine! This is how I try to produce wines for which the pleasure of tasting is immediate whatever the colour of the wine produced. From character, the wine must express something, silky and sweet on the palate with round and supple tannins, fruit. The sensation of fruit must be present because it magnifies the wine and the grape from which it comes. All this, of course, must be balanced so that the senses are amazed and the tasting is a pleasure. The finish, on the other hand, is responsible for anchoring in the memory the pleasure felt and the elegance of the wine drunk. I produce wines in a wide range of prices but I am proud of each cuvée because regardless of the price, each wine is a quality wine. It has to stay that way. We always remember the pleasure we have in drinking a very good wine and I hope that this pleasure will be shared by as many people as possible and not be reserved for a minority.

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7€10
Domaine La Garelle
2016, Vallée du Rhône - IGP Vaucluse
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9€30
Domaine La Garelle
2017, Vallée du Rhône - IGP Vaucluse
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9€30
Domaine La Garelle
 9 reviews
2018, Vallée du Rhône
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11€60
Domaine La Garelle
2018, Vallée du Rhône - Luberon
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11€60
Domaine La Garelle
 3 reviews
2016, Vallée du Rhône - Luberon
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11€80
Domaine La Garelle
 9 reviews
2018, Vallée du Rhône
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12€35
Domaine La Garelle
 8 reviews
2017, Vallée du Rhône - Luberon
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15€40
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2016, Vallée du Rhône - Luberon
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22€95
Domaine La Garelle
2016, Vallée du Rhône - Luberon
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