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Les Halos de Jupiter

Negociant project 
Partnership: Philippe Cambie and Michel Gassier.

Philippe Cambie is a well known oenolog advising many estates 
in the southern Rhone.

Michel Gassier is the owner of Chateau de Nages in Costières de Nimes. 

The wines are selected from the clients by Philippe Cambie and are made at their domains:

Les Halos de Jupiter Chateauneuf du Pape
100% Grenache. 100+-yeard-old vines at La Crau. 
Aged in one-year-old Piéces (228 l) for 12 months. Production 125 cases.

Les Halos de Jupiter Gigondas
80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre. 
From two parcels, Four Danuga and Les Maurelles.
Matured in cement tank for 12 months. Production 100 cases.

Les Halos de Jupiter Vacqueyras
83% Grenache (old vines) and 17% Syrah (35-years-old vines.) 
From Plateau des Garrigues with big stones and red clay. Production 100 cases.

Les Halos de Jupiter Cotes du Rhone Village Rasteau

Les Halos de Jupiter Cotes du Rhone 

Costières de Nimes
70% Grenache, 20% Carignan and 10% Mourvedre.
Aged in old barrels. Production 500 cases.

Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie. Photo: Cristina Gassier.


Philippe Cambie:

"According to poets, Jupiter (Zeus in Greek) is the father, the king of all gods and humans. He rules on mount Olympus and his power is such that he can shake the entire universe by a simple nod of the head.

He also represents the spiritual world, organizes the exterior world and is the god of all physical, moral and social rules. According to Mircea Eliade, he is the archetypical head of a patriarchal family.

Jupiter is also the biggest planet of our solar system and its Halo is the closest of the three rings that surround the planet.

For  me Grenache is the king of all grapes and the natural leader of all Rhone varietals. The halo symbolizes the appellations that best express its personality."


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