Domaine Gramenon

Domaine Gramenon

Domaine Gramenon is located in Montbrison sur Lez, north of Avignon, in the heart of southern France. The Domaine was bought in 1978 by Michèle Aubéry-Laurent together with her husband Philippe Laurent of which, after the tragic death of 1999, she collected her vineyard heritage alone and kept the surname. Michèle Aubéry-Laurent is the memory projected into the future, because this work is not nostalgia, but fervent creation, year after year, of completely natural wines, a reflection of the miracle of nature that is perpetuated. The domaine Gramenon has 26 hectares of vines located on the left bank of the Rhone, mainly on the territory of Montbrison-sur-Lez and partly on the plateau of Valréas. In the vineyards we find mainly Grenache, with very old plants that can reach 120 years, which produce the cuvée "La Mémé". The rest is composed of Syrah, Viognier, Clairette and Cinsault. In the vineyard only copper, sulfur and biodynamic preparations are used and weeding, chipping and hoeing are done manually. The harvest is manual and a rigorous selection of the grapes is carried out. The work in the cellar is of absolute continuity and consistency with the viticultural approach. Fermentations are spontaneous with only indigenous yeasts and without the addition of sulphites. Depending on the year, it is aged in vats or used barriques. Before bottling, a small amount of sulfur is added, but the wines are neither clarified nor filtered. The result is the southern reds more concentrated on brightness than on the search for concentration, in harmony with the great sensitivity of Michèle and her son Maxime-François, who has been accompanying her since 2006.

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