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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013


Domaine du Bon Remède


1248 Route de Malmort
84380 Mazan
04 90 69 69 76

Frédéric Delay recalls how, 25 years ago, he was inspired by the trailblazing Ventoux estate Château Pesquié to start making his own wine. Good grapes were not a problem: since his grandfather’s day the family had farmed excellent vineyards on various sites close to Mont Ventoux, with a mix of limestone, blue clay and gravel to favour red grapes and sandier soils to suit rosés and whites.

So in 1997, with the help of his wife Lucile, in he plunged. Since then this domaine situated amidst glorious, wild scenery has grown from 10 hectares to almost 30.

Old vines (40-50 years old) on a hill close to the former homestead provide the fruit for the most recently created cuvée, La Grange Delay – a dense, fleshy wine with lavish, layered flavours. Old vine-Grenache also underpins the heady, kirsch-rich cuvée Vieilles Vignes. My Bon Remède favourite, however, is the silky, fine-boned Vignes Rousses based on the output of Carignan vines which are positive veterans at up to 70 years of age.

As is so often the case in the Ventoux, prices couldn’t be fairer.



Written by marydowey

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