"From the plain that, in the middle ages, was inhabited by bandits, you were literally taking your life in God's hands when you crossed it. Now covered in vineyards, this area is a stony, rugged place where the vines really have to struggle. You barely get one bottle of wine per vine! A GSM, it offers dark, earthy aromas and concentrated black berry fruit." 88/100 Peter's Points
Domaine de l’Espigouette has now become an impeccable source of delicious wines which offer very good value. Rendements are kept low, 30-39hl/ha, and they have some 32 hectares including 1.5 hectares in Gigondas. A big temperature controlled chai was finished just in time for the 2012 vintage which his enables them to have a single bottling for each wine and then to store in perfect conditions. The average age of the vines is not less than 40 years old. Vinification is traditional, in a mix of a little stainless steel and cement vats. Elevage is then in foudres. You simply are not going to get better Cotes du Rhones from anyone else.