A nose with notes of black fruit, violet, and leather... The palate is creamy, with nice structure, lots of substance, lovely ripe fruit flavours and supple tannins. A wine worth decanting, with excellent ageing potential.
Michèle Aubery Laurent, the head and heart of Domaine Gramenon, is one of the most distinguished grande dames in Rhône wine... Her adventure began in 1978 when she bought 12 hectares of old vines in Montbrison with her husband Philippe Laurent. Vinification began in the first year and her first bottles were marketed in 1979. Organic methods were soon after introduced and the wines immediately earned recognition. Over time, plantations and the acquisition of several additional parcels brought the vineyard to its current size of 26 hectares. Maxime-François, one of the couple’s three children, joined the estate in 2006 and has accompanied them in applying the tenets of biodynamic viticulture to the vineyard (today certified organic by Ecocert and biodynamic by Demeter) and in the estate’s completely natural vinifications. The cuvées are always very successful, so much that the name Gramenon is today a reference in Ardèche and the wines are as rare as they are sought after.
A luscious nose with notes of red and black fruits, spices, and a hint of leather... Palate: it goes down by itself – a wine halfway between an easy-drinking glouglou and a dinner table Syrah, with tannic structure and great finesse. Decanting is recommended.
A nose with hints of liquorice, black fruits, and spices... A palate of great depth, tightly woven, between power and elegance. A wine that deserves some patience – forget about in your cellar for a few years, you will be amply rewarded. Decanting is recommended.
A magnificent expression of this grape variety from Gramenon, with a nose redolent mainly of violets, and a palate with superb mouthfeel – silky, velvety, melted tannins, and the perfect touch of sweetness. It’s good – very good!
A complex nose with lovely notes of black fruit compote, violet, sweet spices, and a hint of liquorice. Palate: smooth, very well balanced, with purity of fruit and lovely tannic structure. Decanting recommended.
A nose with notes of strawberry, redcurrant, violets, and morello cherry. Palate: it’s all in the name (Il Fait Soif = ‘It’s Thirsty Time!’)… if you’re looking for fruit, here it is! A very well made wine, this is a juice for the parched wine lover!