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Dom. Rouge-Bleu

Now firmly in the hands of French-Australian couple Caroline Jones and Thomas Bertrand (she makes the wine, he does the rest), this little domaine just east of Orange is now set fair on the course originally charted by Jean-Marc Espinasse. The newly-designed labels signal the new régime, but the founding principles of organic (mostly bio-dynamic) viticulture, honest wine-making and excellent value remain as they were. Thomas’ recent visit to California reignited interest in these rewarding wines and they go from strength to strength.
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Producer:
Dom. Rouge-Bleu
Diversity:
Female Winemaker
Country:
France
Region:
Rhone
Subregion:
Southern Rhône
City of Origin:
Sainte Cécile les Vignes
Date Founded:
2007 founded - 2012 New ownership
Owner Name:
Caroline JONES & Thomas BERTRAND
Vineyard Size:
21 acres
Total Annual Production:
2500 cases

Property History:

Created in 2007 and situated between the revered appellations of Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Rouge-Bleu cultivates its 9ha of land inspired by the core of biodynamic principles (Certification process started in 2017). Our vineyard spreads around our farm which was probably built 400 years ago and still contains some elements from the original building. Mostly composed of old vines, our wines are vinified in the pure tradition.

Owner History:

CAROLINE: Originally from Western Australia, winemaker Caroline Jones has worked in various regions of Australia and France, with roles ranging from harvesting and pruning vines to cellar hand, laboratory manager and vintage winemaker. “My approach to winemaking is to harmonise the modern methods taught in Australia with the traditions and styles of France. This has ultimately led to the decision to be based in the southern Rhone region, where the unique terroir and local grape varieties can create wines of rich primary fruit flavours and depth, which, when augmented by maturation in aged oak barrels, produces wines of elegance, balance and complexity.” THOMAS:From the Vosges mountains in the east of France, Thomas spent 12 years in the UK working exclusively in the wine trade. After working for one of the major wine estates in Chateauneuf-du-Pape as head of Domestic Sales and Oenotourism, he was able, since 2015, to devote himself fully to Domaine Rouge-Bleu . Having sold and tasted many wines from around the world, Thomas decided it was time to have a go at making the stuff! A real wish to return to the rural lifestyle of his childhood, and Caroline’s shared interest in French living, were the catalysts for moving back to France and starting the search for their dream vineyard. “Passionate about wine, I have been surrounded by it all of my adult life. First at work and now on the domaine where I spend my time between managing the vineyard and representing the Domaine worldwide. A lover of wines from all horizons I am, like Caroline, a natural Grenache lover. Becoming a vigneron is a life changing experience and an eveyday learning curve which I hope to be sharing with you all soon, whether you are visiting us or we are coming to you!”

Wines By Dom. Rouge-Bleu
Dom. Rouge-Bleu

2022 Dentelle Rosé

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2017 Dentelle Red

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2018 Mistral, Ste. Cecile (Cotes du Rhone Villages)

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2020 "Origine", Carignan Vieille Vigne

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Dom. Rouge-Bleu

2018 Dentelle Red

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Dom. Rouge-Bleu

2021 Dentelle Blanc

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Dom. Rouge-Bleu

2018 Lunatique

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