Domaine des Carabiniers in Roquemaure, near Avignon has used organic viticulture since 1977 and is now certified 100% biodynamic. This approach, along with its use of traditional methods and an intense passion for winemaking has enabled it to produce some of the best wines of the region and one of Davy’s favourite Rhônes.
Harvested at night to prevent oxidation and keep the freshness of the aromas and, fermented with natural yeasts. Intense aromas of violet and licorice. Full bodied with redberry fruits and spices, rounded with a velvety texture.
The Domaine des Carabiniers near Avignon in the southern Rhône is so-named thanks to the Carabinieri soldiers who guarded the Pope during the 14th century Avignon Papacy and who stabled their horses here. The estate has been organic for over 40 years and is now biodynamic too and produces wines of lip-smacking depth and complexity. This typical Rhône blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault is spot on: full, rich, meaty, peppery and laden with violets, dark ripe hedgerow fruit and plenty of spice. A cracking value red for the barbecue.- Jonathan Ray, Spectator Life