Saint Jean du Barroux

Philippe Gimel
323, Chemin des Métiers, 
Parc d'Activité de la Croix de Florent
84340 Malaucène

Tel. +33 490 708 474 Mobil: +33 661 071 580
Direct sale: Yes but an appointment are recommendable


Gimel is educated as an oenolog (Diplôme National d'Oenologue de Toulouse) and has worked at different estates in Rhone. For years he was looking for a place to start his own production of wine.
At the start he bought area covered 16,5 ha. 4 of them are covered with fruit threes, forrest and lots of plants.
2007-2015 Gimel made his wines in a rented room 
Since 2016 Gimel has been able to make his wines in a refurbished basement, which was established by the owner, a contractor who had originally intended to use the premises for machines, but who for various reasons he gave up using the buildings himself and today (2019) Gimel has not only vineyards but also his own cellar and a nice house for living with tasting room and office.
The work in the vines are strictly organic. 
After moving to the new cellar Gimel has bought a parcel just nearby, so the vineyards are now covering 19 ha.

Philippe Gimel in the cellar July 2019
All photos below are from the same day


Ventoux La Source
2017: Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault. 25 hlha.

Ventoux l'Argile
2016: 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah og 10% Carignan/Cinsault. 20 hl/ha
Partly aged in older barriques for 18 month.

Ventoux La Pierre Noire
2016: 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah.
The grapes are of course cut manuel but even selected grape for grape.15 hl/ha. Aged in concrete or barriques. 
One of the very best wines from Ventoux.

Ventoux Syrah

Ventoux Rosé
Grenache, Cinsault.

Ventoux Blanc Montagne Blanc
2018: 1/3 Grenache Blanc, 1/3 Bourboulenc, 1/3 Clairette. 10 hl/ha.
1/3 aged in barriques.

This photo is lent from "Oenoshere Caviste Alternatif" (!)

The team 2019

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