Maxime-François Laurent & Michèle Aubéry

Domaine Gramenon, Rhône

The first vintage to ever be bottled at the Domaine Gramenon was in 1990. Michèle and Philippe always cared about their vines with passion and conviction, in a very natural way. Established in the Rhône area, their estate is spread over 26 hectares. Since 1999, Michèle has worked the vineyards alone as Philippe tragically died in an accident, until her son Maxime-François Laurent came to join the estate and help. They are now farming both young and very old vines. Maxime-François has now begun to craft his own wines, on a 4 hectare parcel. He is currently bottling two cuvées (Il fait soif and Rubiconde) at the estate under his  name. Above the implementation of organic farming, the family is also very involved in sustainability, growing their own food and raising their own animals. Bottling old-vine grapes without sulfur addition is risky but shows their will of highlighting the powerful aroma of their production by preserving its freshness.

"As purity remains the ever inaccessible and unrealistic target, we are just aiming at expressing the very best, without betraying the terroir and the grapes, while best adapting to the differences of the vintage." - The Laurents

Location Southern Rhône
Appellations Côtes-du-Rhône AOC, Vinsobres
Size 26 hectares + 4 hectares dedicated to Maxime-François Laurent
Soil Clay, limestone, gravels
Varieties cultivated Grenache, Syrah, Viognier, Cinsault, Clairette
Age of vines 5 to 80 years old
Farming/Winemaking Vines are organically and biodynamically farmed, natural fermentation, unfiltered, no added sulfur.
Certification Demeter (2010)


Domaine Gramenon:

Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

La Sagesse 2014

$280.00 HKD

Grenache

Odoo - Sample 2 for three columns

Poignée de Raisins 2016

$180.00 HKD

Grenache

Odoo - Sample 3 for three columns

Sierra du sud 2016

$250.00 HKD

Syrah

Maxime-François Laurent:

Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

Il Fait Soif 2017

$190.00 HKD

Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah