Domaine Rabasse Charavin
1030. Chemin des Girard, La Font d'Estevenas,
Tel. +33 490 307 005
Direct sale: May - August: Monday - Saturday 9.00-12.00 and
September - October: Monday - Saturday 14.00-18.00
September - April: Monday - Saturday 10.00-12.00 and
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
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.
from Plan de Dieu
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
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.
of the wine produced is sold to private
customers visiting the caveau.
Wines according to website January 2021
2016: 60% Grenache, 35% Mourvedre, 5% Carignan
Rasteau Cuvée Abel Charavin
2016. 70% Grenache (70-years-old vines), 30% Mourvedre.
2016: 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Counoise, 5% Cinsault.
2017: 80% Grenache (80-100 years), 20% Syrah.
2019: 50% Clairette, 50% Bourboulenc.
Cairanne Blanc Cuvee d'Estevenas
Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu Les
2016: Mainly Grenache from selected vines at Plan de Dieu.
Cotes du Rhone Village No 1 by Couturier
2016: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre.
Cotes du Rhone Laure
2017: 85% Grenache, 15% Cinsault.
Cotes du Rhone Syrah
2016: 100% Syrah planted in 1965.
Cotes du Rhone Rosé Rose et Prune
2018: 80% Counoise, 20% Grenache. Press direct / saignée
Cotes du Rhone Blanc Cuvée Laure
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre.