2019 Domaine Gramenon La Papesse
Michèle Aubery Laurent, the heart of Domaine Gramenon, is one of the most distinguished grande dames in Rhône wine.
From the beginning she and her husband Philippe introduced organic methods and the wines immediately earned recognition. Maxime-François, one of the couple’s three children, joined the estate in 2006 and has accompanied them in applying the tenets of biodynamic viticulture to the vineyard.
The La Papesse from the Côte du Rhône village of Vinsobres is on of the domaine's most concentrated, serious and age-worthy wines. From 60-year-old vines on limestone and clay, it is not dissimilar to great Chateauneduf-du-Pape with just as much power, depth and complexity as you might find in wines from that most prestigious of appellations.