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Famille Gras

Rhône Valley

The Gras family, owner of Domaine Santa Duc in Gigondas, also produce this stunning value range of Rhône wines from fruit bought from their friends and contacts.

Background

The Gras family have been making wine in the Southern Rhône since 1874 – over six generations of local knowledge and tradition. This history, and the relationships that they have built during that time, are invaluable when it comes to sourcing the grapes for their Famille Gras project. The aim is to make wines from a diverse range of terroirs while never losing sight of the Domaines commitment to quality and focus on integrity.

All of the various parcels are farmed either organically or sustainably, and have been chosen for their typicity. The family aim to work with cooler vineyards to give wines of freshness and elegance, while still showcasing the south’s sunny generosity of fruit. They are among our best selling wines and the value that runs through the range is extraordinary.

Current Vintages

White WinesVintage
40% Grenache Blanc, 20% Clairette, 15% Ugni Blanc, 15% Bourboulenc, 5% Picpoul, 5% Viognier growing on north-facing limestone plots. "Layered, floral, magical and also rather steely on the finish, this is a wine with so many flavour facets it defies belief. Happy to act the refreshing glugger but equally at home being challenged with elite cooking, this is a kaleidoscopic and unexpected star." Matthew Jukes, Money Week Wine Club January 2021
2018
Red WinesVintage
50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet, 5% others. This is a terrific wine, showing complexity and depth that belies its price. We drink masses at home, and I often chill it a little which seems to emphasise its freshness.
2017
60% Old Grenache vines, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 10% Cinsault, Cournoise and Carignan. The quality factor here is the old, 50 year plus, vines and the complex mix of soils upon which they grow. SO2 is kept to a bare minimum during vinification and elevage to emphasise the purity of the fruit. Superb CDR.
2016

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