Domaine de Rapatel

Domaine de Rapatel

Languedoc

Garons

Domaine Rapatel is a family estate, planted by the grandfather, who made wine and bred Nimes lamb. At the gates of the Camargue, the property now has 29 ha of vineyards. An old farmhouse in the neighbouring Catalan monastery, Rapatel means ‘hot sun’ in connection with the vineyard located in the south-east, dried by the Mistral wind and warmed by the Mediterranean sun.

Gérard Eyraud recovered the estate in 1979. A charismatic local figure, he is not interested in fashion or labels.

He is Rapatel.

He looks after his vines as naturally as possible, respecting the insects, practice grassing for any organic intake, uses only sulfur and copper for its treatments and cow’s whey for mildew. There are a wide variety of grape varieties on the estate: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Cabernet, Merlot, Marselan, Roussanne, Chasan, Bourboulenc … Small yields and some sheep for mowing. The soil is heterogeneous, ranging from gress to round pebbles to clay.

No yeast, sulfur dioxide or wood are used in the winemaking process. The fermentations are long and the wines structured. Reds are not filtered and are aged for three years in vats before releasing.

Rapatel is the spirit and personality of Gérard Eyraud and can be experienced in every bottle.

Winemaker

Domaine de Rapatel

Country

France

Wine Region

Costières de Nîmes, Languedoc

Town

Garons

Main Grapes

Roussane, Bourboulenc, Chasan, Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Marselan

Farming

Organic, No additives

Vineyard

20 ha

First Vintage

1979

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