Saint Jean du Barroux

The irrepressible Philippe Gimel is a true pioneer, his enthusiasm for his vineyards is infectious and his passion is unquestionable. Phillipe’s raison d’etre, is to produce a wine unencumbered by oak, that showcases the magnificent terroir of his small, 15-hectare estate, situated between les Dentelles and Mount Ventoux. Philippe’s yields are meagre, in part due to the vines’ age, averaging over 40 years old, and due to his strict approach to organic farming. Harvesting is manual, often conducted in several passes through the vineyards, to ensure that only the best grapes reach the recently built, but modest cellar. Once there, the fruit is destemmed and fermented by indigenous yeasts. The wines are aged in concrete tank for two years for the L’Argile and three for La Pierre Noire. Phillipe is uncompromising in his vision, and his knowledge and attention to detail throughout every stage of the winemaking process is extraordinary. He truly knows how to get the most out of the terroir here.

Originally located near the ancient, fortified town of Barroux, Philippe started with a few hectares and no cellar. He has now proudly built and invested in his own cellar and never wanting to be far from what he loves, within the same building has also been able to construct a superb home. Phillipe truly lives and breathes wine, and his wines are pristinely crafted, plush, modern, and simply a delight to drink.
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