Domaine de Rapatel
- Organic certified
- No sulphite
Gérard Eyraud makes wine for wine lovers. He’s bluntly dismissive of fashion and makes the wines ‘that he wants to’ and does so with passion, flair and just a little bit of risk. Not entirely surprising for a man who, prior to taking over his family estate, was a bullfighter.
Whatever your views, there’s no denying the skill in the craft. It is about power and strength but also control, balance and finesse. Not so far away from the skills of a great winemaker…
The domaine’s name comes from the Catalan word for ‘hot sun’ and gives a clue to the sunbathed vineyards that are cooled by the ever-present Mistral winds in this part of Nîmes. The grapes typically achieve incredible ripeness and you’ll taste this in the Grande Signature Rouge that Gérard describes as reflecting his “passionate character and good taste’!