Domaine des Miquettes Village: Cheminas Appellation: 5ha Saint Joseph IGP Coteaux de L’Ardèche Vin de France Growers: Paul Estève Chrystelle Vareille Domaine des Miquettes was created by Paul Estève and Chrystelle Vareille in 2003 in the village of Cheminas, a small village located on the high plateau above Tournon and Secheras, two towns located in the southern part of the Saint Joseph appellation. Paul and Chrystelle took over the farm from Paul’s family and turned one of the small farm buildings into a cramped and low-tech wine-making facility. In total, the domaine consists of five hectares. At the property in Cheminas, they have planted one hectare of Syrah and one of Viognier which are classified as Vin de Pays des Coteaux de L’Ardèche. They also have three hectares in Saint Joseph with 2.6 planted to Syrah and .4h planted to Marsanne. Paul had been working the Saint Joseph vineyard for the previous owner and when the owner decided to retire, Paul made arrangements to take over the three hectares. The Saint Joseph vineyard is located in the high hills above Secheras at an altitude of around 350 meters. It is planted on a steep hillside with soils of granite mixed with micaschist and its exposure is east/southeast. The vineyards, both in Saint Joseph and the Coteaux de L’Ardèche are certified as organic farms. The vineyard rows are worked throughout the year with either a tractor or horse drawn plough which is used on the more difficult terrains. All harvesting is done by hand and the fermentations occur with natural yeasts and little or no temperature adjustments. Both white and red wines are matured in large casks, “demi-muids” for a year before bottling. Several years ago, during a visit to Georgia, Paul and Chrystelle were inspired to make wine in the ancient tradition in clay amphorae buried in the earth. They built a chai dedicated to 26 buried clay jars, and use them for the vinification and maturation of the red and orange wines they call Madloba (‘thank you’ in Georgian). Saint Joseph Rouge The red is made from Syrah and their orange wine is a blend of Marsanne and Viognier; both spend six months on the skins and a further six months maturing in amphorae. News November 4, 2021 A Video Tour of Domaine des Miquettes in Saint Joseph with Paul and Chrystelle Although it doesn't look inviting from here, click on the Watch on YouTube option (not on the arrow) and you will be directly transported to the Miquettes vineyard paradise. Vin naturel : le domaine des Miquettes November 4, 2021 If you are in Paris this Monday, visit Lucie Fourel from Domaine de Lucie and Chrystelle Vareille and Paul Esteve from Domaine des Miquettes at the Salon PRO “Vignerons de Nature” That's Lucie's photo in the right hand top corner of the invite, and Chystelle and Paul two photos below: Salon PRO "Vignerons de Nature" PARIS lundi de 10h à 18h à l'espace Atrium - 76 rue des Saint-Pères - Paris 7ème.Un beau soleil est annoncé sur la capitale ce lundi 23, rien de tel pour accompagner l'arrivée du printemps qu'une belle dégustation de vins ! Que les abeilles soit tranquilles tous nous travaillent en bio et biodynamie ! Pour plus d'info, invitation en PJ. 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Attachments area Preview attachment Invitation 2015 Salon VDN Paris.pdf Invitation 2015 Salon VDN Paris.pdf Click here to Reply or Forward 3.72 GB (24%) of 15 GB used Manage ©2015 Google - Terms - Privacy Last account activity: 3 hours ago Details November 4, 2021 April 24th Northern Rhones from Ed Addiss co-owner o fWine Traditions Importers–St. Joseph; Crozes Hermitage; Condrieu and Cote Rotie will be tasted A note fromBill Curtis at Tastings Sign up for Bill's newsletters HEREMake a reservation by calling 434-293-3663 Join us tomorrow night,April 24th at 7pm,for a tasting of the Northern Rhones from Wine Traditions. Both whites and reds will be tasted. The whites are from Lucie Fourel of Domaine Quatre Vents in Crozes Hermitage(Les Pitchounettes made from Roussanne and La Rage from Marsanne grapes). To finish the flight Stephane Otheguy's Sui Generis Condrieu from Viognier grape. All from the 2015 vintageFor the reds two St Josephs both 2014 and both from Paul Esteve and Chrystelle Vareille,owners of Domaine Miquettes,one vinified traditionlly in cement Cuvee the other (named Madloba) fermented and stored in Clay Amphorae that are buried in the ground. We could call them Ultra Traditional since Paul and Chrystelline spent 5 summers in European Georgia,widely considered along with Romania as the birthplace of winemaking to learn this ancient technique . We'll finish the reds with an incredibly muscular Syrah from Stephane Otheguy-his Cote Rotie appropriately named Les Massales 2014.Domaine Miquette will be the wine with the cheese,especially since they made an all natural white wine with the Amphora Method from Marsanne and Viognier called Madloba Ambre. Ed swears that it is stunningly good with the cheese so I can't wait.Along the way ,there will be a plate of deliciously appropriate Paella with Scallops ,Shrimp and Halibut for the whites and Tenderloin Bourguignon for the reds.And there will be an apperitif,since Ed wanted to showcase his Pinot Noir Blanc 2016 from Domaine Clavollon in the Languedoc. I merely said "Why not?' .. When Bill Curtis started Tastings in 1990 it was the only establishment of its kind on the East Coast–a fully integrated Wine Shop/Wine Bar serving lunch and dinner prepared by a professional chef."My mantra from the beginning has been to put the customer in better touch with his or her palate. To this end, I taste every wine before buying. I do not rely on point scores from wine journalists (about the worst way to interface with your palate) to sell you wine. I typically ask lots of questions."In the restaurant, our aim is to present true flavors from local products that are either sustainably (all-natural) or organically-raised. We don't crowd the plate and clutter your palate with eight different ingredients, leaving you dazed as to what went better with which wine and questioning whether there was a fig in the fig vinaigrette." -Bill Curtis Make a reservation by calling 434-293-3663 Copyright © 2018 Tastings of Charlottesville, All rights reserved.You are receiving this email because you signed up when visiting Tastings of Charlottesville or our web site tastingsofcville.comOur mailing address is: Tastings of Charlottesville 500 East Jefferson St #305 Charlottesville, VA 22902 Add us to your address book View this email in your browser. Want to change how you receive these emails?You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.