Domaine Grange des Moines / Costieres de Nimes

Costieres de Nimes Rouge

While Fanny and François Beaubois may have 4 generations of winemaking behind them, the roots of viticulture on the property at Domaine Grange des Moines date back to the 13th century. Cistercian monks originally planted grapes and olives in the sun-soaked, stony soils, noticing immediately the potential for quality found within modern-day Costières de Nîmes' terroirs.

This brother-and-sister team organically farm 54 hectares of grapes, and 2 hectares of olives on their historic property, happy to be the next generation of stewards for their family's land. Their vines are produced to vegan standards, and are certified organic by Ecocert since 2009.

Their vineyards are primarily composed of clay-chalk soils of the Villefranchien complex, and feature small "galets roulés" and "cailloutis" stones, the same which are also famously found farther north in Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe. The grapes enjoy hot, dry days, and cool nights due to the favorable location overlooking the lakes of the Petite Camargue.

All vinifications are traditional, careful, and made with minimal sulfite additions (20mg/hl or less). Wines are matured in cuve tanks, or 450 liter barrels, with only minor fining and filtration occurring before bottling. Most of all, Fanny and François aim to show only the best from their unique terroir, and produce wines of "elegance, finesse, fruit, and freshness".