DOMAINE DE LA COLLINE ST. JEAN
Located in the middle of the Cotes du Rhone, in the village of Vacqueyras, at the foot of Dentelles de Montmirail, Domaine de La Colline St. Jean has been a family-owned property for several generations. They have 30 ha of vineyards in Vin de Pays du Vaucluse, Côtes-du-Rhône, Vacqueyras, Gigondas and Beaumes de Venise. Roland Alazard and his son preserve the character and the traditions of wine producers in their Cotes-du-Rhone wines. The hillside vineyards are heated by the sun giving the resulting wine a generous crimson robe, complex flavors and a delicate roundness on the palate.
The Vacqueyras vineyards are made up of 70% grenache and 30% syrah. All of the grapes are manually harvested and naturally farmed. (The elevage is in older foudres, not new.) The perfect accompaniment to game, venison and cheeses.