Caroline Jones and Thomas Bertrand
33, Chemin de la Bouillon, 84290 Ste-Cécile-les-Vignes
Tel. +33 668 862 659 (Caroline) +33 761 004 792 (Thomas)
Direct sale: Yes, by appointment
Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
In 2006 the domain was created by Jean-Marc Espinasse, when he purchased the property covering 8 ha planted with rather old vines, Carignan, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre and surprisingly a few rows of Roussanne in the middle of a parcel with Grenache. The grapes from the property had always been sold to the cooperative. Espinasse named his project Domaine Rouge-Bleu.
In 2012 the domain was sold to a young couple who share a great passion for the wines of the southern Rhone and for their vineyard. At Decouvertes du Vallée du Rhone in march 2013, they presented rosé wines from their first vintage together and older vintages of red wines made by Espinasse.The girl responsible for the winemaking is Caroline Jones. She already knew the Rouge-Bleu, having worked there for the harvest in 2010. Her partner Thomas Bertrand has many years of experience in the wine trade and will be responsible for sales and public relations
At the blog of the domain they present themselves this way:
Originally from Western Australia, winemaker
Caroline Jones has worked in various regions of Australia and France, with
roles ranging from harvesting and pruning vines to cellar hand, laboratory
manager and vintage winemaker.
From the Vosges mountains in the east of France, Thomas spent 12 years
in the UK working exclusively in the wine trade. He is currently working
for one of the major wine estates in Chateauneuf-du-Pape as head of
The 8 ha. are situated in 3 different appellations, Cotes du Rhone, Cotes du Rhone Village and IGP. Only two of them are used Cotes du Rhone and IGP de Méditerranée.
Wines: (wines before vintage 2012 are designed by the former owner Espinasse)
Cotes du Rhone Cuvée Mistral
IGP de Méditerranée Cuvée Dentelle
IGP de Méditerranée Blanc Dentelle