Le Domaine du Grapillon d’Or evokes an authentic and beautiful family history. Created in 1806, the property has always remained in the hand of the Chauvet family. In 1893, the Chauvet family received the first gold medal at the concours general Agricole in Paris. For the past 40 years, Bernard has managed and successfully developed the wine estate.He has been assisted by his daughter, Céline, for 20years. Céline manages the delicate process of vinification as well as the business management of the estate. The wines from the Grapillon d'Or Estate are made from a selection of grapes grown on small parcels, producing wines with rich concentration, a promise of long-keeping. For the Gigondas territory, the yield per hectare is only 35 hectoliters, one of the lowest in French appellation wines.
Owned by the Chauvet family since 1806, this Rhone domain cultivates vines which are more than 40 years old on the hillsides of Gigondas. The ageing of this wine is done in oak barrels, for 14 months, allowing the wine to air, to acquire roundness and soften its tannins. This wine is Estate-bottled with our own bottling system. A brilliant deep ruby red colour with intense aromas of red fruits, pepper, spice and liquorice. It’s a full bodied and powerful wine, well balanced with a very long finish. Very rich and elegant and a must for Rhone fans.