Domaine les Deux Terres is about two friends, Vincent Fargier and Manu Cunin, who love wine. Both Vincent and Manu are from the Ardèche. They met in 1997. At the time, without the vineyards of their own, they together worked for a winery in Provence. Vincent worked in the vineyards while Manu worked in the cellar. Over the years, each moved on to different wine-related jobs. Then in 2007, they met again serendipitously when they were individually working at separate but neighbouring domains. So, Vincent and Manu kept bumping into each other. That is when they started dreaming about a domain of their own. Manu eventually purchased some vineyards that sit on a high altitude with basalt terroir. Meanwhile, Vincent got some clay-limestone vineyards from his family as his father was retiring. Thus, Domaine les Deux Terres was born.
This rosé is made from a blend of Grenache (80%) and Merlot. Grenache, grown on 400 meter altitude in basalt terroir, lends freshness. Merlot is grown on clay-limestone terroir and lends spice. Ardèche, without the appellation restrictions, has historically planted other varietals in addition to the Rhône ones. Each varietal is picked by hand at separate times and directly pressed.
La reboule means "harvest celebration". It is a big party after the last day of harvest with all the workers and owners at a domain. Dishes are honest, plentiful and wines flow like a fountain. This wine is made in that spirit. It is an unusual, equal blend of Grenache, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each picked and vinified separately. It is made with free-run juice only and maceration is short.
This is all Grenache, an equal blend of basalt and clay-limestone terroirs. The high-altitude basalt terroir brings freshness and perfume, whereas clay-limestone terroir adds spices. The grapes are picked by hand early mornings only to bring freshness. Grapes are de-stemmed and fermentation is traditional with natural yeasts - as with all of their wines. The name of this cuvée is a play on words of their names VINcent and MaNU. It is also a tribute to a respected vigneron Jules Chauvet, who called honestly made wines 'Vin Nu', meaning 'Naked Wines'.
This is an equal blend of Syrah on clay-limestone and Grenache on basalt. Sometimes, a dollop of Merlot is also added for spice complexity. Each varietal is fermented separately but blended into neutral barrels, where the élevage is about six to eight months. The presence of Syrah is self-evident in colour, length and perfume.
100% Syrah on a high-altitude (450 meter) vineyard covered in basalt. After fermentation, this wine is raised in neutral barrels for about ten months. Elegance, structure and perfume are hallmarks of this cuvée. Vincent and Manu make just a few barrels of this cuvée. Producing a great Syrah is an emotional ride because it is difficult. Because of it, this cuvee has a sentimental meaning for Vincent and Manu. Bric à Brac means small ornamental objects valued for their antiquity or sentimental associations.