Domaine Les Grands Bois
and Mireille Besnardeau
55, Avenue Jean Jaurè, 84290 Sainte Cecile les Vignes
Tel. +33 490 308 186
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday: 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.30
The domain was established in 1929 by
Albert Farjon. Mireille Besnardeau
is a descendant of him. She and her husband became
owners in 1994. At that time all the production was sold to negociant but
from 1997 the first bottling of wine was made and the next year new cellars were
established and some fields were replanted with Syrah and Mourvedre. In 1998 was
bought vineyards in Rasteau and Cairanne
The domain covers today a total of 47 ha with vineyards spread in
seven communes, Sainte Cécile les
Vignes, Lagarde-Paréol, Suze la Rousse, Tulette, Cairanne, Rasteau and
of the fields were planted before 1950, some vines were planted in 1902.
Since 2011 the vineyards are certified agriculture biologique.
Gabrielle and Eloïse are the daughters of the owners and the use of the
cuvée-names may change by the vintages)
2017: 50% Grenache, 25 % Mourvèdre, 25% Syrah.
Aged in demi-muids.
2017: 50% Grenache, 35% Mourvedre,15% Syrah.
50% Grenache, 35% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah.
Partly aged in demi-muids
2017: 50% Grenache, 35% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah.
Aged in barriques for 11 months.
Cairanne Blanc Malorie
2016: 50% Viognier, 50% Roussanne.
50% is fermented and aged in barriques for 11 months.
Cotes du Rhone Village
60% Grenache, 40% Syrah.
Cotes du Rhone Les Le Gabrielle
Grenache, 30% Syrah and 5% Carignan
Cotes du Rhone Les Trois Sœurs
2019: 60% Grenache and 40% Carignan. Carignan press direct.
Cotes du Rhone Blanc Le Viognier