Domaine Gilles Robin
Organic wines from Côtes du Rhône. Domaine Gilles Robin benefits from a vineyard with an average age of 40 years, which has always been worked with respect for nature (plowing the soil, use of compost, use of organic fertilizers, manual cultivation work, organic manure and reasoned treatment, respect for the land and the environment, etc.). Nothing has changed in the traditional methods used by previous generations.
Louis PASQUION, great-grandfather of Gilles ROBIN, bought the first plots, comprising 1.27 ha, in 1920. His desire is to produce a wine for his personal consumption. A wine lover, he made no mistake about the choice of terroir for this first plot because the quality of the grapes from this vine is, in good and great years, worthy of the best Hermitages.
In 1926, Albéric BOUVET, Gilles' grandfather, decided to take over this plot. He regularly received merchants who wanted to acquire part of his production to build their great vintages. He prefers to slowly develop the domain by working on the complexity of the Syrah. Thus, he notably initiated the vinification of his best grapes in demi-muids.
Michel ROBIN, Gilles' father, born in this environment of a wine enthusiast, brought an obvious dynamism to the estate. In 1965, he acquired 2-3 hectares and began an enormous work in the vineyard of replanting and development of the estate through the search for new terroir.
GILLES ROBIN – THE SON
Born in 1972, Gilles has always followed the work in the vineyards with his father. The vine has always been his passion, Syrah is his predilection. After his oenology studies in Montpellier, he left to vinify for 3 years for an estate in Haute-Savoie where he advised wine estates to gain experiences complementary to that of the estate. With a history dedicated, for three generations, to the love of Syrah and the art of blending terroirs, it was in 1996, at only 24 years old, that Michel passed the torch to Gilles. The estate, at that time, had an area of 10 hectares. Now it has grow to include 20 hectares.