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The Wine

We started making artisanal wine in 2016. The Domaine consists of less than four hectares of AOC Vinsobres vines sitting high on the south facing slopes. Our 2016 Cru Vinsobres is a blend of 51% Grenache Noir, 34% Syrah, 7% Cinsault, 6% Mourvèdre and 2% Carignan.

tasting notes

The 2016 Cru Vinsobres is a medium bodied, round, spicy vintage with wild fennel, star anise, black pepper and deep ripe black fruit notes. We made 7000 bottles, 15% is aged in new French oak barrels.

We also made 3,500 bottles of Côtes-du-Rhône Villages. A blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah with bright red fruit notes and spice, 10% aged in new French oak barrels.

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the domaine

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We acquired an old stone house surrounded by vineyards in 2011 and began renovations, replanting, revitalizing and re-trellising old vines. Conversion to be certified organic and  construction of the winery began in January 2016.

After construction of the winery, we demolished an existing outbuilding and excavated into the hillside maximizing space for subterranean storage and giving us the capability to gravity feed our fermentation tanks.

The Domaine, facing the Mont Ventoux, is situated between two ravines with numerous natural springs well protected by forest to the North. The majority of the Syrah is planted high on the hillside abutting the forest with other parcels of Grenache, Syrah, Viognier, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Carignan lower on the slope.

small is
beautiful

We limit production by dropping grapes and defoliate around grapes clusters for deeper color and greater concentration. The grapes are harvested by hand, transferred into small 20 kilo bins, sorted by hand, destemmed and dropped into gravity fed cement fermentation tanks. Parcels and varietals are fermented separately for optimal blending.

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vinsobres

Vinsobres became an AOC  Premier Cru Côtes-du-Rhône in 2006. Situated in the Drôme, Vinsobres consists of 24 Domaines and 3 Wine Cooperatives. The plains and hillsides of Vinsobres are mainly planted in vines, olives, truffles and lavender. Serre Besson’s terroir consists of a mixture of clay, limestone, sand and river rock high in calcium deposits.

Having one of the highest elevations of the AOCs in the region, Vinsobres benefits from the Mistral winds that cool and aerate the vines reducing disease and concentrating sugars, flavors and aromas.

We are proud to be well above the
average number of vignerons working
organically and biodynamically.

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the
winemakers

We are two artisan winemakers, an American sommelier-wine director and a Frenchman who both share the same objective to make authentic, harmonious wines respectful of the terroir. Poor Devil Wines, the name of the company we created before we came to a decision on a label design, can only be explained over a glass of Serre Besson.

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Fichier 1

The Wine

We started making artisanal wine in 2016. The Domaine consists of less than four hectares of AOC Vinsobres vines sitting high on the south facing slopes. Our 2016 Cru Vinsobres is a blend of 51% Grenache Noir, 34% Syrah, 7% Cinsault, 6% Mourvèdre and 2% Carignan.

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tasting notes

The 2016 Cru Vinsobres is a medium bodied, round, spicy vintage with wild fennel, star anise, black pepper and deep ripe black fruit notes. We made 7000 bottles, 15% is aged in new French oak barrels.

We also made 3,500 bottles of Côtes-du-Rhône Villages. A blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah with bright red fruit notes and spice, 10% aged in new French oak barrels.

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the domaine

We acquired an old stone house surrounded by vineyards in 2011 and began renovations, replanting, revitalizing and re-trellising old vines. Conversion to be certified organic and  construction of the winery began in January 2016. 

After construction of the winery, we demolished an existing outbuilding and excavated into the hillside maximizing space for subterranean storage and giving us the capability to gravity feed our fermentation tanks.

The Domaine, facing the Mont Ventoux, is situated between two ravines with numerous natural springs well protected by forest to the North. The majority of the Syrah is planted high on the hillside abutting the forest with other parcels of Grenache, Syrah, Viognier, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Carignan lower on the slope.

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small is
beautiful

We limit production by dropping grapes and defoliate around grapes clusters for deeper color and greater concentration. The grapes are harvested by hand, transferred into small 20 kilo bins, sorted by hand, destemmed and dropped into gravity fed cement fermentation tanks. Parcels and varietals are fermented separately for optimal blending.

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vinsobres

Vinsobres became an AOC  Premier Cru Côtes-du-Rhône in 2006. Situated in the Drôme, Vinsobres consists of 24 Domaines and 3 Wine Cooperatives. The plains and hillsides of Vinsobres are mainly planted in vines, olives, truffles and lavender. Serre Besson’s terroir consists of a mixture of clay, limestone, sand and river rock high in calcium deposits.

Having one of the highest elevations of the AOCs in the region, Vinsobres benefits from the Mistral winds that cool and aerate the vines reducing disease and concentrating sugars, flavors and aromas.

We are proud to be well above the average number of vignerons working organically and biodynamically.

the wine

makers

We are two artisan winemakers, an American sommelier-wine director and a Frenchman who both share the same objective to make authentic, harmonious wines respectful of the terroir. Poor Devil Wines, the name of the company we created before we came to a decision on a label design, can only be explained over a glass of Serre Besson.

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