Domaine Montirius is one of the stars of the Vacqueyras appellation, and deservedly so, given the care afforded to its wines by Christine and Eric Saurel. They represent the fifth generation to work this 140-acre domaine in the heart of Vacqueyras, which is now farmed entirely in accordance with biodynamic principles. The Saurels have been described as a charming and gentle couple, but their wine is powerful and regal . . . one of the rare instances where the wine’s personality does not reflect that of those who make it! Clos Montirius is their crown jewel, a single-vineyard wine from a unique parcel in Vacqueyras; surrounded by oaks in a microclimate yielding less rain than surrounding areas, the vineyard is planted on a gently rising slope made up of garrigues and blue clay. A 50/50 blend of Grenache and Syrah, this is a deeply-scented and deeply-flavored red imbued with Provence’s spice and structure; it is sensual, with penetrating minerality and length.
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Situated in the southern Rhône Valley, our 58 hectare domain with vine classifications in Vacqueyras, Gigondas and Côtes du Rhône has been converted to Bio-Dynamic culture since 1996.
Since then, we have enriched our range with our Cotes du Rhone our Vin de Pays du Vaucluse, all made from Biological and Biodynamic grapes.
The Montirius Domain
. The domain. For each wine its own parcel of vines with its particular characteristics
. The grape varieties. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
. The soil. 'Garrigues' or plain soil, blue marl clay, sand and sandstone
. The wine cellar. In harmony with the place and our wines, promoting their expression
. The water treatment station. An original, ecological and natural solution