After a successful career in the media (Patrick) and in pastry-making (Laurence), we finally decided in 2014 to settle in the Vaucluse, to start a new adventure born of love at first sight and meetings, obviously.
A love at first sight, for a region and people, but also for an 18th century ‘Mas Provencal’ surrounded by beautiful vineyards, located at the foot of the southern slope of Mont Ventoux. This was the trigger for a project that had been maturing in Patrick’s mind for twenty years. Two well-developed projects failed to see the light of day in the 1990s…
Some of our neighbouring winemakers have already greatly contributed to giving the Ventoux appellation the letters of nobility that it was slow to gain but which it richly deserves. Convinced that the terroirs and the weather of this region deserve an even more attentive look from true wine lovers: we place ourselves resolutely in this line.
Even if we take great care in choosing our vats, even if we aim to find the perfect balance between the energies drawn from wood, cement or stainless steel…
Even if we vinify and mature in small volumes and work meticulously on our grape variety blends…
Even if we favour gravitational movements, notably at the time of bottling…
Even if we choose the noblest and most natural products, from the bottle to the cork…
Even if we are proud of the large wine cellar inaugurated in 2016 in the estate…
At the beginning of the adventure, our friend Jérôme Bressy, guided us for 2 years and helped us to build this philosophy turned towards respect for nature: our wines are organic certified and we strictly follow the rules of biodynamic farming for every intervention in the vines or the wine cellar.
« There are no good or bad wines. There are honest wines, and the others. » Jean Carmet. It summarises our philosophy, we aim to be part of the first category, and to share our pleasure and passion with you.
The vineyards of Domaine Dambrun are located in four communes: Caromb, Modène, Mazan and Bédoin. The terroirs present a rich diversity with a majority of limestone clay and loamy sand soils, ranging from 100m to 450m high. Our terroir benefits from an exceptional biodiversity as it has been beautifully preserved. The Mont Ventoux is a natural site classified as a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco.
We do not use any chemical products and favour manual intervention. We harvest in small baskets and crates before sorting at the time of picking and in the cellar. Natural fermentation takes place in truncated wooden vats, before maturing in concrete and stainless steel vats, then in 25 hl wooden tuns and 6 hl demi-muids.
The wine is bottled on the estate, without fining and we use corks made of cork flower.
DE PATRICK CHÊNE
Our discovery wine, proud to escape from the pack, with the intense desire to take you to the summits of sharing and friendship! It’s good, it’s fruity.
Personality, obviously, but also balance, finesse and ‘drinkability’. We scrupulously choose the days of harvest and the maturities to go for complexity without sacrificing elegance.
DAMBRUN AOP VENTOUX
CUVÉE LA DAME BRUNE
A nod to the very talented Christine Vernay, winemaker in the Northern Rhône Valley. Our first special cuvée was awarded a 16 out of 20 in the prestigious Bettane et Desseauve guide. A great wine, we are told. We accept the verdict. With greed.
CUVÉE FLEUR DAMBRUN
We value tradition but we like to break the codes. All our wines are aged for 24 months. Fleur Dambrun 2018 has been pampered for 36 months to achieve the gourmet complexity that makes great wines.
Our Chardonnays that flirt with the traditional grape varieties of our region. A very successful marriage of love.
Domaine Dambrun offers red wines under the Ventoux appellation. Our whites are IGP Vaucluse in order to enhance them with our superb Chardonnays.
Domaine Dambrun Red is the result of a blend of five very complementary grape varieties.
Our wines are highly appreciated by the most renowned guides. Previously rated 15 out of 20 in the prestigious Bettane et Desseauve, our reds have reached a new level with the 2016 Dame Brune rated 16 out of 20!
Our whites are mainly made from Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc and Viognier but we planted Roussanne and Marsanne in 2017. They are gradually being integrated into our blends. Find out more details about our wines in technical sheets above.
But better than a description, it is a tasting in an atmosphere of friendship and conviviality that will allow you to appreciate the fruit of our work…
253 chemin de Mèze - 84330 CAROMB
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