DOMAINE SANTA DUC
Côtes-du-Rhône Les Quatre Terres
About this winery
Domaine Santa Duc was founded in Gigondas 1874 and is now led by 6th generation owner and winemaker, Benjamin Gras. After Benjamin received his diploma of oenology at the University of Bourgogne he spent time at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Bodega Vega-Sicilia learning from some of the wine world's most famous estates. The goal at Santa Duc has always been to produce top-quality fruit from impeccably tended vineyard sites, the style of winemaking has changed with each generation....
Notes about product
A collection of plots of vines planted on the Vacqueyras, Rasteau (Crus), Roaix and Seguret (Côtes-du-Rhône Villages) communes. It is this collectivity that gave the wine variety the name “The Four Lands”. Harvesting by hand with a strict selection process ; short maceration, partial destemming. Vacqueyras : sandy sloping soils. Roaix : sand and grit. Séguret : Alluvial calcarous clay terraces. Rasteau : Old broken stone terraces ; red calcarous soils on a bed of gravel.
Grapes were harvested by hand using a strict selection process. The grapes underwent a short maceration and partial destemming. Grapes were harvested by hand using a strict selection process. The grapes underwent a short maceration and partial destemming. Ageing took place in 90% in Stockinger Foudres, and 10% in terracotta jars (amphora).