Domaine Raspail Ay
and Christophe Ay
737, Route des Princes d’Orange
Tel. +33 490 658 301
Direct sale: Yes.
forefather of Dominique
Ay, Eugène Raspail, founded
a domain in 1854. At that time the two domains Chateau Raspail and the fields of
Domaine Raspail Ay were included in the possessions of Eugène Raspail.
The descendants of Eugène Raspail divided the possessions and Domaine Raspail
Ay became an independent domain.
Today Domaine Raspail Ay is run by Dominique Ay who for many years was the
president of The Syndicat of Gigondas. His son Christophe and his daughter Anne-Sophie
both work at the domain and is both spoken for
estate covers 19 ha of Gigondas. All of them situated around the property.
Grenache, 15 % Syrah and 6 % Mourvedre.
Ageing at first in old foudres and afterwards in barrels for 18-24 months.
50% Grenache og 50% Mourvedre.
You can rent Gites Rural at the
Dominique Ay at Decouvertes in Avignon 2013
At a vertical tasting at the domain with Jeff
Dunnoch in 2015.
The oldest vintage for tasting was 1982. Photo from Facebook
Left: Anne-Sophie Ay with her boyfriend
Virot at Gigondas sur Table 2015. Right: Christophe Ay
and his girlfriend Natacha Borelly at Gigondas sur Table 2018.
Virot works with communication and as an eventmager in Chateauneuf du Pape.
After fermentation the wine spend some
months in foudres and after that in pièces before bottling 18-24 months
after the harvest.