Domaine Chamfort

Supplier/Importer: Michael Corso Selections

Region: Rhône ValleyFrance

Appellations: Southern Rhône

 

The Domaine Chamfort wine estate nestles into the base of a unique geological formation known as the Dentelles de Montmirail. Here, Vasco Perdigao acquired the Domaine in 2010. Prior to that he spent years making wine in Northern Rhône. Vasco's philosophy steers to work the vineyard, managing it organically and with minimal human intervention. He produces several wines from neighboring villages, Rasteau, Séguret, Sablet and Vacqueyras.

It is is run by the energetic and irrepressible young vigneron, Vasco Perdigao.  While Vasco is of Portuguese origin, he has fully integrated himself into the life of a vigneron in the southern Rhône as proprietor of the 16.5 hectare Domaine Chamfort in Sablet, at the northern edge of the Gigondas appellation. Here he produces limited amounts of Côtes du Rhône, Sablet, Séguret, Rasteau and his main wine, Vacqueyras. The combination of old vines, low yields and excellent southeast exposure results in full-bodied wines of great warmth and generous character, yet still very approachable in the traditional style of southern Rhône wines.