Domaine Rabasse Charavin

Laure Couturier
1030. Chemin des Girard, La Font d'Estevenas, 84290 Cairanne
Tel. +33 490 307 005
Direct sale: May - August: Monday - Saturday 9.00-12.00 and 14.30-18.30.
September - October: Monday - Saturday 14.00-18.00
September - April: Monday - Saturday 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00


1890 a direct forefather Edmond Rabasse started up a winegrower in Cairanne based on 3 hectares of vineyards and fields with other crops. In 1925, he was succeeded by his son Marcel Rabasse. In 1950 Marcel's daughter Jeanine Rabasse took over property. She married Abel Charavin from Rasteu. The name Rabasse Charavin was created, and the family-owned vineyards covered 20 ha in both Cairanne and Rasteau and vines became the only crop at the place. Jeanine and Abel's daughter Corinne married the son of a winegrover in Violes Jean Paul Couturier. Mr Couturier has never worked at Domaine Rabasse Charavin. Vineyards from Plan de Dieu and Violès became by this mariage a part of Domaine Rabasse Charavin. In 1984 Corinne Couturier took over responsibility. Since 1993 her daughter Laura has worked closely with her mother, and in 2014 she officially took over the responsibility. 6th generation, Theophile Couturier, is now working at the domain and his sister Martha may join later.
The domain now covers 40 hectares and produces wines from 6 appellations.
Some parcels are 80-100-years-old and the average age ixs around 50 years.
Barrels are not used for ageing of any cuvée in from the domain.
The vines are
cultivated to some extent by biodynamic principles.
From 2022 the vineyards will be officially certified as agriculture biologique

Wines as of August 2021

2017: 60% Grenache, 35% Mourvedre, 5% Carignan

Rasteau Cuvée Abel Charavin
2017: 70% Grenache (70-years-old vines), 30% Mourvedre.

2017: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre.

Cairanne Cuvee d'Estevenas
2017: 80% Grenache (80-100 years), 20% Syrah.

Cairanne Blanc 
2020: 45% Clairette, 40% Bourboulenc, 15% Bourboulenc

Cairanne Blanc Cuvee d'Estevenas
2020: 20% Clairette, 80% Roussanne.

Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu Les Cailloux
2017: 70% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre.

Cotes du Rhone Village No 1 by Couturier
2017: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre.

Cotes du Rhone Laure
2019: 85% Grenache, 15% Cinsault.

Cotes du Rhone Syrah
2016: 100% Syrah planted in 1965. 

Cotes du Rhone Rosé Rose et Prune
2020: 75% Grenache, 25% Carignan.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc Cuvée Laure
2020: 55% Clairette, 40% Roussanne, 5% Bourboulenc.

VDF Ribouldingue
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre.

Laure Couturier - July 2013

The third generation Theophile and Martha Couturier
 at Marché aux Vins 2015

Corinne Couturier at the domain 2009

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Updated 24-08-2021