February 14, 2022

Six generations in a bottle

Domaine Du Gros Pata, a family domaine with 30 hectares of vines, is putting forward its cuvée Lucas, named after the 6th generation of wine makers, which as owner Sabine Garagnon says, is currently in training.

Lucas, her 15-year-old son, came up with the idea of putting the Syrah – Grenache cuvée into French oak barrels for at least six months. Sabine, who took over the reins in 2000, explains: “Normally the Côtes du Rhône are very soft and really easy-drinking, but this one is more complex in terms of aroma. It’s composed of a majority of Syrah – 95%, so it has the taste of black fruits and dark chocolate, which I think goes really well with meats and desserts.” 

The 15,000 bottles are made on one of the vineyard’s oldest parcelles, with 30-year-old vines growing on a classic clay and limestone terroir at the foot of Mont Ventoux. 

Hall 4 / Stand AB-172