Saint Jean Du Barroux

Domaine Saint Jean du Barroux is owned by Philippe Gimel, a master of all things Rhône. He learned his trade at Beaucastel, La Janasse, Pierre Bise and Château Devès. After such a start he was bound to make his mark and with his own vines on the foothills of Mont Ventoux, the highest mountain in Provence that mark has been made emphatically.

Philippe Gimel working at Saint Jean du BarrouxFrom day one, Philippe has not pandered to the latest fads or fashions, staying true to his terroir: no wood, no chemicals, no compromise.Philippe's own statement of his guiding philosophy is as elegant as it is possible to articulate: "Tous les jours, la vigne et le vin nous étonnent et nous font découvrir quelque chose de nouveau." With this philosophy and with just 15 hectares of vines (37 acres) in upwards of 70 micro-plots planted with seven varieties of grape, Philippe makes sublime wine.

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Saint Jean du Barroux L'Argile Ventoux 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2010 L’Argile is a stunning blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Carignan and 5% Cinsault that’s aged all in tank. Finesse-driven and elegant, with perfumed aromas of kirsch and sweet black raspberries, forest floor, licorice and dried flowers (rose petal), this perfectly

Saint Jean du Barroux L'Argile Ventoux 2013
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "A step up over the La Source cuvee, the 2013 L’Argile is 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and then 5% each of Carignan and Cinsault, all of which was aged two years in concrete tanks. It has a sappy, perfumed bouquet of white pepper, rose petals, kirsch, raspberries and pine that gives way