The Provencal Mas of the Domaine du Grapillon d’or, nestled at the foot of the famous Dentelles de Montmirail, was built in 1806 although the Chauvet family has been present in Gigondas, in the heart of Provence since 1630. From that date on, numerous developments were carried out by successive generations.
A know-how herited for a long time …
Since 1970, the estate has been successfully managed by my father, Bernard CHAUVET (8th generation) and I decided to join him, about 30 years ago, in order to take charge of the winemaking and management of the estate.
Our 14 hectare Gigondas vineyard, which is mainly located on the slopes, is mainly composed of Grenache and Syrah. The property also includes 2.60 hectares of Vacqueyras and 3.3 hectares of Vin de Pays, MERLOT CALADOC grape varieties that we vinify only as red wines.
All our wines are “Vegan” and come from a selection of small plots which give rise to wines of great concentration and suitable for aging.