Domaine de la Graveirette, to gove it its full title, is owned and run by vigneornne Julien Mus. Julien bought his domiane in 2005 and has since spent a huge amount of time and effort in restoring old vineyards, improving his cellar and returning to ecologically sound pracitces. His is a tiny estate, he barely makes more than 1800 bottles of Chateauneuf, even in a good year, but what he does produce, he does so with care and attention. The vines for the Cotes du Rhone and VdP wines are located in Bedariddes, whilst his plot of Chateauneuf is made up of old vines, 30% Mouvedre, the rest Grenache with a touch of Syrah on the Telegraph plateau, next door to the eponymous domaine’s vineyards.
This wine is incredible with a wealth of evocative spicy warm aromas. Smooth, rich, and packed full of dark fruit. This is a serious wine for those looking for something special.