Domaine de Marcoux
Sophie, Catherine and Vincent ARMENIER
The Armenier family’s roots in the region can be traced back to the 13th century although the Domaine is surprisingly new having been founded in 1989 from vineyards that have been in the family for generations. Domaine de Marcoux was a pioneer in organic and biodynamic farming long before it was fashionable and this is now overseen by Sophie’s son Vincent since Catherine retired. They farm about 18 ha in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 8 ha in Lirac and a little over 2 ha just north of Châteauneuf where they make a lovely and nuanced Côtes-du-Rhône.
"The wines are wonderfully elegant and balanced and showcase the whole potential of Grenache."