About Domaine de la Biscarelle
Southern Rhône, France
‘For those of you who have bought regal-looking Châteauneuf that tasted like an Avignon pissoir, here is an example of a truly great version… This is a velvety smooth, aromatically splendid wine with immediate appeal and masses of power and bravado which will propel it forward for a further 5-8 years . It’s time to fall back in love with this noble wine while repelling the pretenders for evermore.’ Matthew Jukes
Domaine de la Biscarelle is located in the pebbly hills of Grès in the northern part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with a total of 5 hectares under vine within the appellation itself. The rest of the vineyard holdings lie just across the designated border and consequently carry the Côtes-du-Rhône appellation (and represent terrific value). Owner and winemaker Jerôme Grieco is known as one of the most forward-thinking yet hands off winemakers of the region - instead of oak he uses only cement tanks, and opts for whole bunch fermentation to increase complexity.
Grieco has a deep-rooted dissatisfaction for the astronomical prices that wines from the region carry, and is passionate to create wines that represent genuine value for money – a philosophy close to our own hearts. His wines are an unashamedly modern rendition of the Southern Rhône that offer what Antonio Galloni describes as a ‘naked expression of their respective terroirs’.