Domaine la Bouïssière
and Thierry Faravel
15, Rue du Portail 84190 Gigondas
Tel. +33 490 658 791
Direct sale: Yes
father of the current owners Antonin Faravel inherited some land in
Gigondas, partly overgrown with olives or garrigues. 1941-1971 he worked
in the vineyard at Amadieu.
In his spare time he planted vines on his own land
to the Dentelles de Montmirail and among the coolest terroirs in Gigondas.
Antonin sold the grapes to Amadieu,
but in 1978 he made and bottled some of the production.
1985 Antonin's eldest son Gilles joined his father. He
"brought" with him 5 ha Beaumes
de Venise, from which the grapes until a few years ago have been sold to
the cooperative. In 1988 died Antonin, and in 1989 Thierry Faravel joined his brother
The younger sister Josiane has since 2014 worked with her brothers and it will
probably be her you meet in their shop in Gigondas.
cover 9 ha of Gigondas, 5 ha of Beaumes
de Venise and 2.6 ha of Vacqueyras.
Gilles and Thierry Faravel
You can see hwo of the brothers is doing the hard work
Thierry and his sister Josiane at Gigondas sur Table 2019
2018: 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah. 35% aged in cement tank
and the rest in 2-5-years-old foudres for 12 months.
Gigondas “Le Font de
2018: 76% Grenache, 24% Mourvedre. 62% is de-stemmed.
Aged in 2-7-years-old barrels for 12 months.
The word "Tonin" is the Provençal
abbreviation of the father's name,
Antonin, who planted the vines for this cuvée around 1950.
2018: 53% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 12% Mourvedre.
35% matured in cement tank and the rest in barriques or demi-muds.
Beaumes de Venise
2018: 75% Grenache, 27%
Syrah. 60% aged in older barrels and the rest
in cement tank.
55% is matured in cement tank and the rest in old barrels.
VDF Les Amis de la
2019: 36% Merlot, 40% Syrah, 24% Caladoc.
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