About the Wine
The Rhone Valley is synonymous with making wines at many different price points and from a wide variety of grapes. Under the Cotes-du-Rhone classification, it's possible to find some real gems which are flavourful and interesting, without being expensive.
The Domaine Duseigneur La Goute du Seigneur Cotes du Rhone comes from relatively young vines (30 years old). The juice was fermented in concrete, with a two-week maceration, after which it saw no oak ageing, helping to retain its pure fruit flavours.
Expect blackcurrant and cherry flavours, with great minerality and delicate tannins. With its fine acidity and bright fruit, this is a balanced and delicious wine.
About Domaine Duseigneur
Bernard Duseigneur is a fifth-generation winemaker, having taken over his family's estate, Domaine Duseigneur, in 2002. Originally an investment banker, he "reconnected" with his Mediterranean roots and returned to the vineyard, which had been run by his father, Jean, and brother, Frederic.
Having relocated from Algeria to the Rhone Valley, with little money to spare for the purchase of chemicals, they made an early decision to farm organically, with certification coming in 2005. The estate is now also fully biodynamic, with the focus fully on the health of the vineyard and the quality of the fruit.
Domaine Duseigneur offers a range of wines, both easy drinking and prestige, from Chateauneau-du-Pape, Lirac, and the wider Rhone Valley.