Domaine Santa Duc
Yves and Benjamin Gras
157, Chemin des Hautes Garrigues 84190 Gigondas
Tel. +33 490 658 449
Direct sale: At the domain and from a shop in Chateauneuf du Pape.
The domain was founded in 1874. Yves Gras
is the 5th generation at the property.
He took over from his father in 1985.
Gras is regarded as one of the leading producers of Gigondas. The domain covers 12,38
ha in Gigondas and about 14 ha in other appellations. In 2009 1,23 ha. of
Chateauneuf du Pape (Lieu-dit Sainte Vierge) was purchased and in 2012 further
2,5 ha (Lieux-dits La Font du Pape and La Crau)
Yves' son Benjamin Gras has since finishing his oenological education worked
together with his father as oenologist and winemaker at the domain.
Since 2012 the vineyards have certified as culture biologique and is on
the route to be certified biodynamique.
according to website November 2017
du Pape Habemus Papam
2016: 64% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
and 1% Counoise.
The Cuvée is a blend from the 3 lieux-dits. Aged in foudres for 18 months.
The Latin name means "We have a Pope!" - an announcement givet from
the balcon of the pope's place when a new pope is elected.
du Pape La Crau Quest
2016: 100% Grenache. 80-years-old vines at sandy soil at La Crau.
Vinified and aged in amphoras
du Pape Les Saintes Vierges
2016: 90% Grenache, 9% Mourvedre and 1% Counoise.
Aged in foudres eller amphoras for 18 months.
du Pape Le Pied de Baud
2016: 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.
foudres for 18 months.
Gigondas Aux Lieux-Dits
2016: 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah,
13% Mourvedre and 2% Cinsault.
in foudres for 18 months. (from 8
different lieux-dits in Gigondas)
Gigondas Clos Derrière Vieille
2016: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.
Lagret i foudres eller amphora i 18 mdr.
fra 3,5 ha altidude 300-350m near the oldest part of the village.
Gigondas Prestige des Hautes Garrigues
2016: 65% Grenache (Vieilles Vignes) and 35% Mourvedre.
in foudres or amphoras for 18 months.
Vacqueyras Les Aubes
2016: 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah.
Aged in foudres for 18 months.
Rasteau Les Blovac
2016: 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre. Aged in foudres or tank.
Cotes du Rhone Les Quatre Terres
70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and
Grenache aged in tanks and Syrah in barrels.
in Vacqueyras, Roaix, Seguret and Rasteau (Quatre Terres)
Partly from own vines and partly from bought wines
Cotes du Rhone Blanc Les
2016: 40% Grenache Blanc, 20% Clairette, 15% Ugni Blanc, 15% Bourboulenc, 5%
Picpoul and 5% Viognier.
IGP Vaucluse Blanc Les Plans
2016: Grenache 50%, Syrah 20%,
Merlot 15%, Cabernet 10% and 5% other verieties