Domaine La Guintrandy
Since 1850 the domaine has been a family estate and is located in the Cotes du Rhone Village of Visan. Today, Marie-Claude and Olivier Cuilleras are the fifth and sixth generation of owner winegrowers. Olivier has been a winemaker and wine specialist for two different cooperatives in Manosque and Sarras, before going to work for the family business, run by his mother Marie-Claude, in 2000.
Domaine La Guintrandy is situated between Visan, Tulette and St Maurice, the Guintrandy domain is composed of 32 ha of vineyards, 14 of which are of the appellation Visan, situated on the Deves plateau (with an altitude of 220m) and composed of very limy, rocky soil, predominated by blue clay, with sand and clay in some places, extending to the slopes and dry plateau. Some of the parcels are over 80 years old.
Domaine La Guintrandy converted to organic viticulture since the summer of 2010, the domain uses manual labour and deep tilling in order to help aeration and help the roots to find what they need deep in the soil. The harvest is done by hand, with either entire grapes, or with destemming depending on the cuvee.
Côtes du Rhône Vieilles Vignes
VARIETALS: Grenache 85%, Mourvedre 10%, Syrah 5%
VINEYARDS: The vineyard which crosses the Visan hamlet of Devès and the Tulette hamlets of Combes and Saint-Léger is situated at an altitude of between 180 and 230 meters on calcareous clay which lends itself particularly to wine growing.
VINIFICATION: Maceration lasts about 15 to 20 days, depending on the vintage. The wine is aged completely in tank prior to being bottled without filtration. Certified organic.