DOMAINE DES ESPIERS
Domaine des Espiers was created in 1989, and counts 9.5 hectars. The estate is certified organic, and Philippe Cartoux thrives to make authentic wines in Gigondas, Sablet and Cotes du Rhone appellations.
On the estate yield are kept low (35hl/ha), vine density is high (5400vines per hectar) and green harvest is practiced in order to produce wines with great structure and complexity.
The southern Rhone valley has had an epic run of great vintages, and has also been a hot bed for value. Domaine des Espiers has quietly become a star in the Rhone valley. Owner Philippe Cartoux makes wines that speak for themselves, and now have the critics buzzing over the quality he is achieving.