Mas Duclaux

WHO WE ARE

Le Mas Duclaux is a 12 hectare estate situated in the southern part of the Rhône Valley, just north of Avignon and across the river from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Founded in 2006, the domaine includes 5 hectares of Tavel, an all-rosé Appellation Contrôlée that was reputedly the favorite wine of Louis XIV. The winemaker is Benoît Duclaux, who initially trained as a chef and worked under Alain Ducasse.  Benoît runs the estate with his wife Nathalie, who descends from five generations of Tavel “royalty”, including her great-great grandfather, Aimé Roudil, who first defined the boundaries of the Tavel wine region in 1838.

To fashion his Tavel, Benoît employs a blend of 40% Grenache Noir and Blanc, 25% Syrah, 15% Cinsault, 10% Clairette, and 10% Bourboulenc. The vineyards are farmed according to a regimen of lutte raisonée, which is essentially organic, over various soils including limestone, to sand, and “galets roulés”, the smooth round stones renowned in  Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The grapes are destemmed and cold macerated for 36-48 hours, then separately fermented in tank before being blended together in stainless steel tanks and aged for 4-6 months.

AT A GLANCE

  •  COUNTRY
  •  France
  •  REGION
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  •  APPELLATION(S)
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  •  WINEMAKER
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  •  FOUNDED
  •  1950
  • VINEYARD AREA
  •  7,000 cases
  •  FARMING
  •  Biodyanamic(certified)
  •  WEBSITE
  •  domainenamehere.com

VERITAS PORTFOLIO

  • Rosé Pink Pegau Vin de France
  • Châteauneuf du Pape Domaine du Pegau Cuvée Réservée Blanc
  • Rouge Plan Pegau Vin de France Non Millésimé bouteille
  • Côtes du Rhône Villages Château Pegau Cuvée Settier Rouge 2014
  • Châteauneuf du Pape Domaine du Pegau Cuvée Réservée Rouge
  • Côtes du Rhône Château Pegau Cuvée Maclura
  • Côtes du Rhône Château Pegau Cuvée Maclura

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