The Luberon as home port
HISTORY AND THE TEAM
My family’s winegrowing history goes back 400 years in Chassagne Montrachet.
And mine back to 1996, the year I arrived in the Luberon. The snail – that’s me!
What better emblem for someone born in Burgundy!
With my winemaking studies under my belt, a meeting with both Ludmila and Provence, and here I am transporting my roots to the lands of the Vaucluse.
After six years of intense preparation, Domaine de La Bastide du Claux was born in 2002, from a strong desire to combine my traditional Burgundian vision as a winegrower with the innovative dynamic of a booming wine region, AOC Luberon.
Over the years, a long search has led me to isolate certain terroirs of superior quality, to define a range of wines intended to reflect the particularities of this superb region.
A Southern team
The estate’s “Swiss army knife”. In the vineyards and cellars, he has been my right-hand man since 2008. We have built up a relationship of trust, vintage after vintage. Today when I leave for Burgundy, I know that Steven will take care of things.
The soul of the estate’s vineyards. Knowing the right gestures, a perfect understanding of the plant and a wonderful positive energy make him a solid pillar to lean on.
The other Burgundian in Provence. A consultant oenologist who has supported me at each important step since 2015. Harvest dates, blends, ageing, we speak the same language when it comes to wine.
Domaine Sylvain Morey today is 14 plots to pamper, spread over 3 hectares and 96 ares, where Chardonnay, Aligoté, Pinot Noir and Gamay share the limelight.
Click on a plot to see the associated wines
Plot name : ROURABEAU
Surface : 1 ha
Altitude : 280-290 m
Orientation : Est
Géologie : Limono-argileux sur calcaires
The latest addition to the property in 2013, this was a plot I couldn’t turn down. With 60-year-old Carignan vines facing due east and planted as if they were on a beach in the heart of the Luberon, it is indeed a very interesting plot! Planted in very light and sandy soils, the vines are starting to find their balance today and the grapes give what is expected of them, namely finesse and fruit at low degrees and are ideal to complement the Carignan from Malacare.
– Vintage : 2018
– Region : Rhône Valley
– Appellation : Luberon
– Colour : Red
– Plots : Malacare / Rourabeau / Capriers
– Grape varieties : 50% Syrah / 30% Grenache Noir / 20% Carignan
– Vineyard : ECOCERT Organic viticulture certification in progress
Twenty years ago, I devised the division of the estate by plot, to create the cuvées that we still find today.
The rhythm of the seasons, the evolution of our environment and of land heritage, the generous and free Nature that we must learn to rely on and sometimes gives us the impression that we have to confront it, all this continues to channel my ideas about what Luberon wine is today and to influence my actions.
In all three colours, our range still consists of these same 7 original cuvées.
The concrete and lasting expression of the richness of the estate’s diverse terroirs.
All the details are in the technical sheets that you can download.