Domaine des Escaravailles

Gilles Ferran
111, Combe de l'Eoune 84110 Rasteau. 
Esiest Acces from Roaix centre 
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 3rd generation at the domain.
Gilles Ferran is an educated oenolog from Montpellier and had assisted his father at the domain for several years, before he took over in 1999.
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.


Rasteau Classique
80% Grenache, 20% Syrah. Inox for 9 month

Rasteau Les Coteaux
80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. Inox for 9 month

Rasteau La Ponce
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
100% Grenache. 15 hl/ha. Matured in concrete.

Rasteau Argille ad Argillam
60% Grenache, 40% Syrah. Aged in amphoras. Syrah in 600 litres. Grenache in 1000 litres.

VDN Rasteau Blanc
100% Grenache Blanc. Surmaturité. Garde: 20 ans

VDN Rasteau Ambré
100% Grenache. Aged in barrels for 30 months.

VDN Rasteau Grenat
100% Grenache. Aged in barrels for 9 months.

VDN Rasteau TPMG Ambré
100% Grenache Blanc. Surmaturité Aged for 5 years
l'esprit d'un Rancio ou Hors d'âge

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

Cairanne La Boutine
100% Grenache. 80-years-old vines 

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

Cotes du Rhone C'est l'Histoire de 3 Mecs
60% Grenache, 40% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Les Antimagnes
70% Grenache, 30% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé Les Antimagnes
40% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 50% Grenache. Press direct.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc La Ponce
40% Roussanne, 40% Marsanne and 20% Grenache Blanc

Cotes du Rhone Blanc La Galopine

40% Roussanne, 44% Marsanne.20% Viognier. fermented and aged in barrels.

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 17-03-2021