2019 Maxime François Laurent Champsaurel
Son of the legendary Michèle Aubery Laurent, Maxime-François, one of the couple’s three children, joined the estate in 2006 and has been integral in applying the tenets of biodynamic viticulture to the vineyard.
While only a few years ago it would have been fair to consider wines like this that are bottled under his own name to be the second wines of Domaine Gramenon, but these days they are now truly the equal in quality (and unfortunately price).
The 2019 Champsaurel is from a small classified village in the Côtes-du-Rhône called Rousset-les-Vignes. It is made from 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah, grown on sandier soil. The result is a lightly textured, succulent, softer style with delicious primary fruit.