Our new Rhone Winery, Domaine Chamfort is about land passion, respect for traditions and the concern to do well. The estate wines are primarily an aromatic adventure that invites you to enjoy. They offer the discovery of a variety of fruit and spice that only the terroir they are grown on can offer.
After more 20 years of existence and hard work, the vineyard welcomes Vasco Urruty Perdigao, a passionate young winemaker, trained in the northern Cotes du Rhone at Domaine Alain Paret (Condrieu, St. Joseph).
The vineyard is situated on one of the most sought after areas of the appellation, on the guarrigues shelf. The soil of ancient origin are composed of pebbles and stones of various size. They are deep and draining which has the effect of lowering the yields and concentrating the fruit. 65% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah. This wine has been going down a storm with the Critics:
Jancis Robinson: 17.5+
Drink through to 2022
“Lively and savoury and dense and exciting on the nose. Racy. Not exaggerated but certainly dramatic. Not too dry on the end. Mineral. Good stuff!”
Robert Parker: 91-93 Points
Drink 2011 – 2019
“Another brilliant offering from Chamfort is their 2010 Vacqueyras, made from the same blend as the 2009. A fabulous value, it exhibits a dense purple color as well as lots of sweet cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with licorice, barbecue smoke and truffles. Earthy, peppery, spicy and full-bodied, it should be drunk over the next 7-8 years.”
When you look at the Rasteau vines, one can not help but think of a great master painting. Located on the heights of Rasteau, about 300 meters, the vines enjoy a beautiful exposure and a stunning panorama of the Dentelles de Montmirail and the Rhône valley. The soil mix large white pebbles, and brown earth rich of red clay. This parcel has all the natural conditions for exceptional maturity of grapes while keeping a great mineral richness.
The Rasteau is 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah aged for between 12 and 18 months in wooden vats and then in concrete tanks. The wine has notes of red fruit and very ripe black fruit. On the palate the attack is full and the tannins are fine and well-integrated. The finish is fresh and powerful.
To cracking reds with a wonderful fruit driven Cotes du Rhone to round of the selection.