Domaine de la Graveirette is a relatively small (25 hectares of vines) winery located in the Southern Rhône valley, between Orange and Avignon, with Mont Ventoux to the east and the hills of Châteauneuf du Pape to the west. After finishing his studies at Beaune in Burgundy, Julien Mus, the winemaker, returned to the Vaucluse and in 2005, after years of working in the cooperative, started Domaine de la Graveirette on his own, with quality being his goal. In 2012 he began working organically and soon after biodynamically, with the 2015 vintage certified by Demeter. The wines are marked by a finesse and freshness not often associated with those from the south of France. The craft and quality is apparent.
Ju de Vie: A complex yet easy-drinking wine that is focused on red fruits and subtle tannins. Velvety texture and a pleasant, long finish.
Certified Biodynamic since 2015.
Grenache, Mouvedre, Marselan, Merlot
Stainless steel and concrete tank aging for one year.
Mix of sand and clay, and slightly pebbly, on the banks of the Ouvèze river.
The grapes are mechanically harvested early in the morning, before daybreak, to protect them from the day’s heat. They are then sorted at reception in the cellar to pick out leaves or other green plant material, or damaged berries which could affect the quality of the wine. Fully destemmed and slightly crushed, the grapes are fermented using natural yeasts in concrete or stainless steel vats for a period of 10 to 15 days depending on the varietals.