Cotes du Rhone
The estate was found in 1968 by Francois Klein, and is now run by his son Remy and grandson Olivier. The aim of the estate has always been to reflect the different terroirs existing on the land they owned using local varieties. The domaine is 38 hectares spread over sandy loam, limestone and clay and between 200 and 280 metres above sea level, looking predominantly south east. This altitude and the fact the exposed vineyards are subject to the Mistral helps to keep the wines fresh, giving them a lift that makes them both drinkable and excellent wines to serve with food.
On our first visit, Olivier gave us a tour of the cellars and quick look at the vineyards, and on tasting the hastily assembled wines it was clear that these were wines we had to have in the portfolio, having all the hallmarks of a CBW producer. As it happens they have officially worked organically since 2007 and Olivier explains this has added an extra degree of clarity to the wines produced now, but also makes them redouble their efforts for quality at all points of the winemaking process. All the wines are delicious, and Lune Syrah is an exceptional example of higher altitude Syrah from this part of the world.
- 2011 Les Arbousiers Blanc
- 2010 Les Eglantiers Blanc
- 2011 Les Chevrefeuilles Rosé
- 2011 Un Air de Remejeanne Rouge
- 2011 Les Chevrefeuilles Rouge
- 2011 Les Arbousiers Rouge
- 2011 Terre de Lune Rouge
- 2010 Les Genevriers Rouge