Domaine des Espiers

Philippe Cartoux
Route de Vaison la Romaine 84190 Vaqueyras
Tel. +33 490 658 116
Direct sale: Only by appointment. He's not allowed to sell his wines at his wife's Domaine de Montvac as the two domains are separate societes.


The domain was founded by Philippe Cartoux in 1989. The vineyards had then been owned by his family since 1879.
Today the domain covers 9,5 ha: 3 ha of Gigondas 2,5 ha of Sablet and 4 ha of Cotes du Rhone.
The vineyards are since 2014 certified agriculture biologique.

Philippe Cartoux is married to the owner of Domaine de Montvac, Cécile Dusserre. At her domain he is responsible for the work in the vineyards
Philippe Cartoux with his 9,5 ha is situated about 200m from his wife's cellar it's reasonable that his wines are made in a seperate part of her quite big cellars.
Normaly you may discover that wines made by a producer may have a certain common style throughout different appellations - and level of quality and prices.
Without wanting to bee involved in a family dispute - the wines of the two domains are quite different in style - to my humble "no-partisan" opinion.


65% Grenache and 35% Syrah. Syrah aged in barriques for 6 months.

Gigondas Cuvée des Blanches
70% Grenache and 30% Syrah. Aged in barriques for 10 months.

Cotes du Rhone Village Sablet
80% Grenache and 20% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone
70% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah. 

Cotes du Rhone Rosé
70% Grenache and 30% Mourvedre.

.Philippe Cartoux with his daughter Amélie at Gigondas sur Table July 2018

Cécile Dusserre Domaine de Montvac at Fete des Vins Vacqueyras 2017

The wines are made here -  in a separete space at Domain de Montvac.
The photo was made some years ago but may still reflect the situation today.

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Updated 26-03-2019