Domaine Saint Damien

Romain and Joël Saurel
La Baumette 84190 Gigondas
Tel. +33 490 709 642
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00
Mail: domaine.saint.damien@wanadoo.fr
Web: http://www.domainesaintdamien.com

The domain is named from the martyr St. Daimen. Once there was a small chapel in Beaumette dedicated to him.
Joël is the fifth generation at the domain and has been responsible since 1978.
In 2011 his son Romain finished his wine education and returned to the domain and works together with his parents
The domain covers 22 ha Gigondas (12 ha.) and Cotes du Rhone.
The average age of the vines are 70 years.
The vineyards are certified agriculture biologique since 2012.
The domain is advised by the oenolog Philippe Cambie since 1998.

Wines

Gigondas Classique
From 3,2 ha with 80% Grenache (planted 1964) and 20% Mourvedre (planted in 1977). 30 days of maceration and then ageing in barrels for about 12 months.

Gigondas Les Souteyrades  
From 5,5 ha. at lieu-dit Souteyrades with 80% Grenache (planted in 1948) and 20% Mourvedre (planted in 1977)
6 weeks of maceration and then ageing in barrels for about 12 months. 

Gigondas La Louisanne
2012: From 3,5 ha at lieu-dit Louisiane with 80% Grenache (planted in 1947), 15% Mourvedre (planted in 1977), 5% Cinsault (planted in 1951) and Syrah.
6 weeks of maceration and then ageing in barrels for about 12 months. 

Gigondas Cuvée Clovis
2012: Minicuvée Sélection from the oldest vines. Only magnums
80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre. Aged for three years in demi-muid

Gigondas Rosé
2014: 80% Cinsault and 20% Syrah. 

Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu Vieilles Vignes
2014: 80% Grenache, 15% Carignan and 5% Mourvedre. 

Cotes du Rhone La Bouvau
2013: 80% Syrah, 1
5% Cinsault and 5% Mourvedre.
3 weeks of maceration and ageing in beton tank.

Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes
2013: 3,5 ha. at Plan de Dieu 80% Grenache, 15% Carignan and 5% Mourvedre. 

VDF Le Dix de Saint Damien
80% Grenache and 20% Marselan. (Debut 2011)


Romain Saurel at Gigondas sur Table 2015
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Joël Saurel and his wife

 


What a nice garden at the domain. An apartment for two persons is rented for tourists.


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Updated 14-11-2016