This small family business was founded in 1987 by Martine and Christian Vache with the aim to produce expressive wines with unique authenticity that are representative of their terroir. Vines are planted in Vacqueyras, which was awarded its own appellation in 1990, joining its neighbours Gigondas and Châteauneuf du Pape.
Cherry fruits with black pepper notes on the nose. The palate is smooth and rich with a good concentration of aromas and hint of violet. – DWM, March 2017
French still red wine from South Rhone Valley France, made with Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah.
Domaine de la Monardière is a family business located in the wine village of Vacqueyras, next to Gigondas and Châteauneuf du Pape. Martine and Christian Vache took over the estate in 1987 and began restructuring the vineyards and building the cellar. Their ambition is to produce wines of unique authenticity, expressive and full-bodied that are representative of their terroir and the vintage. View our selection.
Half of the 50 acres of vine are planted with Grenache over 40 years old, but also Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Grenache Blanc, Roussane and Viognier. Their very old vines are carefully maintained, and their approach is based on natural cultivation, with as little man-made intervention as possible. Using indigenous yeasts for the fermentation their wines are aged for 6 to 24 months in tanks or oak barrels. Red wines are bottled without fining or filtration.
Les Calades, Les Deux Monardières and Cuvée Vieilles Vignes (all red), Galéjades (white) and Le Rosé