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


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. Since 2015 he's the co-owner together with his father.
The domain covers 22 ha Gigondas (12 ha.) and Cotes du Rhone in Violès
The average age of the vines are 70 years.
The vineyards are certified agriculture biologique since 2012.
The domain had been advised by the oenolog Philippe Cambie since 1998.


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 foudres 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 foudres for about 12 months. 

Gigondas La Louisanne
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 foudres for about 12 months. 

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

Gigondas Rosé
80% Cinsault and 20% Syrah. Direc press.

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

Cotes du Rhone La Bouvau
80% Syrah and 20% Cinsault
(planted i 1954)
3 weeks of maceration and ageing in beton tank.

VDF Le Dix de Saint Damien
80% Grenache and 20% Marselan. 


Sylvie Clement and Romain by a tasting in Denmark November 2016. 
Romain found it was cold in Denmark

Romain Saurel at Gigondas sur Table 2017

Tomaine's. Photo fra a visit 10 years ago - or so. In 2012 the parents were proud to present thier son Romain back at the domain after his studies.

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

Photo from Facebook 2016

Photos from Facebook May 2017

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Updated 31-03-2019