Domaine Raspail Ay

Dominique and Christophe Ay
737 Route des Princes d’Orange 84190 Gigondas
Tel. +33 490 658 301  
Direct sale: Yes.


A forefather of Dominique Ay, Eugène Raspail, founded a domain in 1854. At that time the two domains Chateau Raspail and the fields of Domaine Raspail Ay were included in the possessions of Eugène Raspail. The descendants of Eugène Raspail divided the possessions and Domaine Raspail Ay became an independent domain.
Today Domaine Raspail Ay is run by Dominique Ay who for many years was the president of The Syndicat of Gigondas. His son Christophe and his daughter Anne-Sophie both work at the domain.

The estate covers 19 ha of Gigondas. All of them situated around the property. 


80 % Grenache, 15 % Syrah and 6 % Mourvedre.
Ageing at first in old foudres and afterwards in barrels for 18-24

Gigondas Rosé
50% Grenache og 50% Mourvedre.

You can rent Gites Rural at the domain.

Dominique Ay at Decouvertes in Avignon 2013

At a vertical tasting at the domain with Jeff Dunnoch in 2015. 
The oldest vintage for tasting was 1982. Photo from Facebook

Left: Anne-Sophie Ay with her boyfriend Yoann Virot at Gigondas sur Table 2015. Right: Christophe Ay at Auspice du Gigondas 2014
Yoann Virot works with communication and as an eventmager in Chateauneuf du Pape.

After fermentation the wine spend some months in foudres and after that in pièces before bottling 18-24 months after the harvest.

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Updated 31-05-2016