Christine and Eric Saurel
1536, Route de Sainte-Edwige 84260 Sarrians
Tel. +33 4 90 653 828
Direct sale: Monday-Fridag 9-18. Saturday 9-12.


The property has belonged to the Saurel family for 5 generations. Eric Saurel and Christine took over the domain in 1986 after Eric's father, Max Saurel. The name Montirius is created from the letters in the names of Saurel's three children: Justine, Manon and Marius.

Since 1999 all their vineyards have been certified organic by ECOCERT and biodynamic by Biovin. 

The biodynamic principles play a decisive role for the work in the vineyards as well as in the vinification process in the cellar.
The domain covers 63 ha; 16 ha of Gigondas, 23 ha of Vacqueyras, 10,5 ha Cotes du Rhone and 8,5 ha of IGP.
Half of the vines in Gigondas were planted by Gaston Saurel in 1925.

Wines according to website February 2021
Ageing in wood of any kind are banned.

Gigondas La Tour
80% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre. 10-35 years. 5 ha.

Gigondas Terre des Aînés
80% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre. Grenache 90 years.

Gigondas Confidentiel
80% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre. 1 ha. Grenache 90 years

Vacqueyras Le Village
80% Grenache, 20% Syrah.

Vacqueyras Garrigues
70% Grenache, 30% Syrah. 

Vacqueyras Le Clos
50% Grenache, 50% Syrah. 15 hl./ha. 

Vacqueyras Rosé Perle de Rosée
100% Grenache. Press direct.

Vacqueyras Blanc Minéral
50% Bourboulenc, 25% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne. 1,82 ha.

Cotes du Rhone La Muse Papilles
80% Grenache, 20% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Sérine
Grenache, Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Jardin Secret
100% Grenache fra 1 ha med 55-årige stokke.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé La Muse Papilles
Cinsault og Syrah. Direkte press

Cotes du Rhone Blanc La Muse Papilles
Clairette, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc. 

IGP Vaucluse Le Cadet
60% Grenache og 40% Syrah fra 7 ha. med 60-årige stokke.

IGP Vaucluse La Muse Papilles
100% Syrah. 

Christine and Eric Saurel at Gigondas sur Table 2015

The mansion

Justine and Manon at Gigondas sur Table 2018

Family photo from the domain's website

The daughter Justine is just as passionate about wine as her parents.
 Here with his mother at the Decouvertes in Avignon 2013. To the right
by an event in Chateauneuf du Pape 2017 together with her boyfriend Jérôme



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Updated 19-03-2021