The domaine "La Guintrandy" is
situated at the gateway to the "Enclave
des Papes" in the commune of Visan and
Tulette. It is a modern vineyard steeped
in history ; indeed, in 1966 the remains of Saracen burial ground were
discovered on the land.
The name GUINTRANDY is
derived from the Visigoth word GUNTRAN, this place name being found
in the archives
of the abbey of Cluny,
which owned the land in around the year 1000.
A well-preserved thirteenth
century papal boundary stone marks the beginning of the domaine and
the borderline between the modern Departments of the Drôme
and the Vaucluse.
in time the GUINTRANDY family,
nobles from Visan were to become the owners of the land and to settle in
the Rue des Nobles ;
though they cannot be raced after the middle of the 18 Th centuries.
Since 1850 the domaine has been a family estate and Marie-Claude and
Olivier Cuilleras are the fifth and sixth generation of owner winegrowers.
which crosses the Visan hamlet of Devès and the Tulette hamlets
of Combes and Saint-Léger is situated at an altitude of between
180 and 230 meters on calcareous clay which lends itself particularly to
La Guintrandy is
a wine estate situated on one
of the most prestigious "terroir" or
soils of Visan. "Le Devès".
Practically all of our wines, including the rosé, are unfiltered and in
order to preserve the bouquet and authenticity of certain wines, produced from
the oldest red wines.
We have quite intentionally reduced the SO2 content of our wines in order to
respect theist integrity and to avoid dry flavours (and headaches) that are so
often to be found in other wines.
Both the "Rouges
de garde" red wines
for laying down the "Vieilles Vignes Visan" and
the "Côtes-du-Rhône" matured
in oak casks are grown on the warmest "terroir" and
the best yielding clay and stony soil.
They are full bodied, rich and well-structured wines with a powerful nose, in
which the Grenache grape is very present.
These complex wines will develop towards spice and leather with time.
The "Côtes-du-Rhône" and
the "Vins de Pays" are
produced on stony calcareous sandstone.
They are generous well-structured and aromatic wines for their classification,
and can be laid down for a short time with no problem.
recommend that you should always decant red wines before
a meal in order to benefit from their full flavour.
degustation, we hope you enjoy tasting our wines.