Domaine la Bouïssière

Gilles and Thierry Faravel
15, Rue du Portail 84190 Gigondas   (Caveau)
Tel. +33 490 658 791   
Direct sale: Yes

The 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 tilted to the Dentelles de Montmirail and among the coolest terroirs in Gigondas. Initially Antonin sold the grapes to Amadieu, but in 1978 he made and bottled some of the production.
In 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.
The vineyards 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 Tonin”
2018:  76% Grenache, 24% Mourvedre. 62% is de-stemmed. Aged in 2-7-years-old barrels for 12 months. 
The word "Tonin" is the Proven
çal 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 Bouïssière
2019: 36% Merlot, 40% Syrah, 24% Caladoc.

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