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Domaine Rouge-Bleu

Caroline Jones & Thomas Bertrand
Rhône, France
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Domaine Rouge-Bleu
Caroline Jones & Thomas Bertrand
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Caroline & Thomas are passionate about wine and nature. Having been in the wine trade for some years, Caroline as a trained winemaker and Thomas in sales, they decided to move to their favourite French region (The Rhone Valley) and to start searching for their dream vineyard. They took over Domaine Rouge-Bleu in August 2012. 8 hectares of very old vines in Sainte Cecile les Vignes, near Cairanne, on a great terroir mainly composed of garrigues, pebbles and clay from an old river bed. They bought these vines and a 400 year old farmhouse to take over a winery established in 2007. They farm the vines upon bio-dynamic principles and harvest beautiful grapes at very low yields. Vinification takes place in traditional concrete porous tanks with wild yeasts, without destemming and with minimum sulfur addition. Ageing occurs both in concrete tanks and in 8 to 10 year old French barrels. Production = 29 000 bottles which are mostly exported.

Australian born farmer-winemaker Caroline Jones loves nature. Thomas, her French sidekick, is passionate about wines from all horizons. Their 8ha of old, low-yielding vines are farmed following biodynamic principles and grow on soil composed primarily of pebbles and gravel from an old river bed.

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