best rhone wine

Cuvée 2017

Domaine Serre Besson, Vinsobres, 2017

51% Grenache Noir, 34% Syrah, 7% Cinsault, 6% Mourvèdre, 2% Carignan,22% aged in 400-litre oak barrels.

tasting notes

“Precise use of oak surrounds but doesn’t occlude the berry fruits, fennel and rosemary. 

Medium-bodied, really upright and uplifting aerial. The acidity is piercing, the freshness palpable. So elegant and drinkable, this is just a joy. Saline and searching.”

Matt Walls – Decanter – September 2019

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Press & Awards

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article 10 exciting southern Rhône estates
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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 organic winemaker

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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Vinsobre Rhone valley

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.

Victor Taylor winemaker in Rhone Valley
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best rhone wine

Cuvée 2017

Domaine Serre Besson, Vinsobres, 2017

51% Grenache Noir, 34% Syrah, 7% Cinsault, 6% Mourvèdre, 2% Carignan,22% aged in 400-litre oak barrels.

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tasting notes

“Precise use of oak surrounds but doesn’t occlude the berry fruits, fennel and rosemary. 

Medium-bodied, really upright and uplifting aerial. The acidity is piercing, the freshness palpable. So elegant and drinkable, this is just a joy. Saline and searching.”

Matt Walls – Decanter – September 2019

Press & awards

SERRE_BESSON_AWARDS_DECANTER_91_2019 1
Decanter september 2019 - Best wine magazine - 10 exciting southern Rhône estates - Serre Besson Vinsobre 2017
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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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