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Domaine Rouge Bleu; Taking It One Day at a Time

Caroline Jones and Thomas Bertrand, the married team behind Domaine Rouge Blue in the village of Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes, have their work cut out for them. They took over this 9 ha estate in 2012 from a friend who bought it a few years earlier. Although the friends heart was in the right place, and worked the vines organically, he couldn’t keep up with everything that needed to be done and much of the land was neglected. Even today, there are some areas where weeds, grasses and wild flowers have grown tallenough to obscure the vines. Working their old vines of carignan, grenache and syrah entirely by hand, just the two of them, is a tremendous undertaking, but Thomas and Caroline have their own way of dealing with it. You cant think about how much work there is to do, or you will be over-whelmed, says Thomas, you just have to focus on the vine in front of you.”

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Technical Sheet

Country: Region: Appellation: Producer: Year Founded: Annual Production Total: Farming: Harvest Method: Total Estate Size: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:
France Rhone Cotes-du-Rhone Domaine Rouge-Bleu 2007 2,250 cases Biodynamic Manual 10 ha click click click click

Technical Table

Wine Name Varieties Average Vine Age Soil Vineyard Area Elevage Filteration Fining Annual Production
Cotes du Rhone Dentelle Rosé 80% grenache 20% carignan 35 years old graves and garrigues 1 ha 6 months in neutral vats Yes No 334 cases
IGP Mediterranee Rouge Dentelle 65% carignan 35% grenache 50 years old graves and pebbles 2 ha 2 years in uncoated concrete tanks Yes No 584 cases
Cotes du Rhone Villages Sainte Cecile ‘Mistral’ Rouge 75% grenache, 20% syrah, 3% mourvedre, 2% roussanne 60 years old graves and garrigues 4 ha 12 months in neutral barrels and 18 months in uncoated concrete tanks Prefiltration No 1,000 cases
Vin de France ‘Lunatique’ Rouge 100% grenache 108 years old pebbles 1 ha 36 months in old, neutral demi muids (600L barrels) No No 100 cases