Mas de Sainte Croix, Côtes du Rhône, France

Name: Mas de Sainte CroixLocation: Valreas, Provence, FranceWebsite: http://masdesaintecroix.com/
A wonderful story – the current owner bought the domaine in 2002 after working in the oil indus- try. From 2003 all wines were bottled at the domaine. Jacques Coipel discovered his passion for wine & studied in Bordeaux at 46. He is very ably supported by his son Julien who has worked with one of the finest Swiss wine producers (Maison Hammel) & at Te Mata in New Zealand. The Coipels have 27 vineyards totalling 44 hectares, vines are grown on the hillside & plateau all of which are incredibly rocky, limestone & clay. With an altitude of around 350-400m asl, the site provides model terroir!