Domaine des Varoilles combines a number of
spectacular vineyards from village to grand
cru level. The arrival of Gilbert Hammel in
1990 marked a turning point for the domaine.
"This, the highest of the domaine’s vineyards, just above the Clos des Varoilles, comprises one hectare of vines,
with an average age of over 60 years. The soil is very shallow here – just 50cm – over a gravel and limestone bedrock, naturally low-yielding. This has 20% new oak in
2017. A lovely deep ruby colour, with sweet, dark berries on the nose. The palate is sweetly fruited, with a broad, supple entry, fleshy and giving on the mid-palate, coming to a nice grippy point on the finish"