Domaine des Escaravailles

Laurence and Gilles
84110 Rasteau
Tel. +33 490 461 420
Direct sale:  Monday - Friday 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00
In the tourist season Monday - Saturday 9.00-18.00


The domain was established in 1953, by the grandfather of the owner today. Gilles Ferran is then the 3th generation at the domain.
Gilles Ferran is an educated oenolog from Montpellier and had assisted his 
father at the domain for 10 years, before he took over in 1999.
At the wine university he was a classmate with Philippe Cambie and they work close together today. The wine from Philippe Cambie's Domaine Calendal are made at Domaine des Escaravailles.
The name of the domain comes from the nickname given by the people of Rasteau to a priest living at the place in 17th century who wore a long black coat. When he walked down the slopes to Rasteau he looked like a beetle. In Occitan, Escaravaille means beetle.

The domain covers a total area of 65 ha. 40 ha in Rasteau, 7 ha in Cairanne and the rest in Roaix, Villedieu and Saint Roman.


2012: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Carignan.

Rasteau Les Coteaux
2014: 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah

Rasteau La Ponce
2014: 80% Grenache (80-years-old vines) and 20% Syrah (35 years). 
Syrah aged in 2-5-years-old pièces for 14 months.

Rasteau Héritage 1924
2014: 100% Grenache.
(80-years-old vines) 15 hl/ha. 
Fermented in steel tank and matured in cement tank.

Vin Doux Naturel
Made from Grenache in four versions Blanc, Doré, Rouge and Hors d'âge.

Cairanne Le Ventabren
2014: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Carignan. 
Grenache and Carignan are from 50-60-years-old vines.

Cairanne La Boutine
2014: Grenache. More than 60-years-old vines 
Vinification and maturing in cementtank.

Cotes du Rhone Village Roaix Les Hautes Granges
2014: 100% Syrah. Aged for 9 months in barrels.

Cotes du Rhone Les Sablières
2013: 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Les Antimagnes
2012: 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah. 60-years and older vines.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé Les Antimagnes
2013: 40% Cinsault, 25% Syrah, 20% Grenache and 15% Carignan.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc La Ponce
2014: 40% Roussanne, 40% Marsanne and 20% Clairette/Grenache Blanc

Cotes du Rhone Blanc La Galopine

2013: 47% Roussanne, 47% Marsanne and 6% Viognier. fermented and aged in barrels. Before 2010 it was a Rasteau Blanc.

Laurence and Gilles Ferran.

Gilles Ferran and his daughter Madeline

2008: Gilles Ferran with his father Daniel Ferrand, who was president of the syndicate in Rasteau, until the new appellation was created in 2010 

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Update 01-01-2017