The name dates back to 1635 and, in dialect, can be translated as “an area where water flows from chalky, clay, marly soil, when it rains.” There are 13 hectares in total, certified as both organic and biodynamic with an intensity in the wines due to the vines being between between 30 and 100 years old – Grenache Noir 35%, Mourvèdre 25%, Carignan 15%, Counoise 10%, Vaccarèse 5%, Syrah 5%, Cinsault 3%, and Terret Noir 2%, this vivid blend meaning that the wine is declassified from its native Rasteau. Production is tiny, the wines extraordinary
"Grenache, inter-planted with Carignan, Mourvèdre, Shiraz, Counoise, Cinsault, Vaccarèse and Terret Noir. A seductive nose of bitter cherry, forest fruit, lavender, garrigue and white flowers. The palate has a sweetness of raspberry fruit and a firm meatiness, with an assertive, potent core. You can feel the warmth of the year, but the fruit is tempered by fine tannins, which taper nicely towards the long finish.
Drink now / lay down 2022 - 2030
Biodynamic and Organic
Domaine Gourt de Mautens
Domaine Gourt de Mautens, in Rasteau, was founded by a 23 year-old Jérôme Bressy in 1996.