Domaine Rabasse Charavin

Corinne and Laure Couturier
Le Font d'Estevenas, 84290 Cairanne
Tel. +33 490 307 005
Direct sale: May - August: Monday - Saturday 9.00-12.00 and 14.30-18.30.
September - October: Monday - Saturday 14.00-18.00
September - April: Monday - Saturday 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00

1890 a direct forefather Edmond Rabasse started up a winegrower in Cairanne based on 3 hectares of vineyards and fields with other crops. In 1925, he was succeeded by his son Marcel Rabasse. In 1950 Marcel's daughter Jeanine Rabasse took over property. She married Abel Charavin from Rasteu. The name Rabasse Charavin was created, and the family-owned vineyards covered 20 ha in both Cairanne and Rasteau and vines became the only crop at the place. Jeanine and Abel's daughter Corinne married the son of a winegrover in Violes Jean Paul Couturier. Mr Couturier has never worked at Domaine Rabasse Charavin. Vineyards from Plan de Dieu and Violès became by this mariage a part of Domaine Rabasse Charavin. In 1984 Corinne Couturier took over responsibility. Since 1993 her daughter Laura has worked closely with her mother, and in 2014 she officially took over the responsibility. 6th generation, Theophile Couturier, is now working at the domain and his sister Martha may join later.
The domain now covers 40 hectares and produces wines from 6 appellations.
Some parcels are 80-100-years-old and the average age ixs around 50 years.
Barrels are not used for ageing of any cuvée in from the domain.
The vines are
cultivated to some extent by biodynamic principles.
50% of the wine produced is sold to private
customers visiting the caveau.

2012: 60% Grenache (70-years-old vines), 35% Mourvedre and 5% Carignan,

2012: 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Counoise and 5% Cinsault.

Cairanne Cuvee d'Estevenas
2010: 80% Grenache (80-100 years-old) and 20% Syrah.
This cuvée are sold in older vintages with different family names.

Cotes du Rhone Village Cairanne Blanc 
2014: 50% Clairette and 50% Bourboulenc.

Cotes du Rhone Village Cairanne Blanc Cuvee d'Estevenas
2014: Mainly Roussanne.

Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu
2011: Mainly Grenache from seleted parcels at Plan de Dieu.

Cotes du Rhone Village Les Amandiers
2013: Mainly Grenache from Violès/Plan de Dieu

Cotes du Rhone
2014: 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

Cotes du Rhone Cuvée Laure
2013: 85% Grenache and 15% Cinsault.

Cotes du Rhone Cuvée Abel Charavin
2012: 60% Grenache (100-years-old vines), 20% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah.
Until 2010 this wine was a Cotes du Rhone Village Rasteau.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé Rose et Prune
2014: 80% Counoise and 20% Grenache. Press direct.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc Cuvée Laure
2014: 60% Clairette and 40% Roussanne.

VDP Orange
2013:100% Mourvedre. Yngre vinstokke.

2013: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre

Laure Couturier - July 2013

The third generation Theophile and Martha Couturier
 at Marché aux Vins 2015

Corinne Couturier at the domain 2009

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Updated 10-03-2016