News from the Domaine

 

Today, December 1st, the snow has made its appearance and the Domain is covered with a beautiful light white carpet ! This announces the beginning of winter !! Good bye cicadas and heat, hello cold mistral and cold temperatures, the nature is renewed and every season is a delight at the Domaine !!

Quality & Tradition

Wine: more than a profession … a passion!

Practical information

Hours of opening and welcoming:

Monday to Saturday
09:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18h30
(From 1st March to 31st October)

09:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17h30
(From 1st November to 28th February)

The wine cellar is closed on Sundays and Bank holidays.
As from 14th July to 31st August we are open 7 days a week.

Marylène is here to greet you all year-round.

 

How to find us

To get to the Domaine de Durban, we advise against using your GPS and suggest you follow the following route (from the village):

 

– In the town center, take the D21 (Caromb, Malaucène);
– 100m further on, turn left onto Avenue Gambetta D90 direction Lafare;
– continue for 300m then turn left onto Avenue du Portail Neuf;
– turn right onto Chemin de Urban;
– continue 2.5 km through beautiful woods, and voila – Welcome to the Domaine!!

The Domaine

Located in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail,
the Domaine de Durban is nestled in a little bit of paradise.

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  • The land is perfect for the Muscat grape.

  • The Domaine de Durban vineyard extends over 56 hectares.

  • 30 hectares of Beaumes de Venise Red (DPO).
  • 20 hectares of V.D.N. “Muscat de Beaumes de Venise” (DPO).
  • 6 hectares of Gigondas (DPO).

The Profession

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The Leydier family takes care of the maintenance and preparation of the vines all year round in order to ensure a high degree of regularity in their production.

At the Domaine de Durban, the grapes are harvested as in the past: picking is done by hand so as not to damage the grapes; sorting is done straight from the vine, in order to eliminate the grapes damaged or not fully ripened.

The grape thus harvested is de-stemmed and then placed in vats so that it marinates to release it’s nectar before being transferred into stainless steel tanks which control the temperature.

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The Origin

The Domaine de Durban is located on a soil composed of 40% Triassic and 60% clay-limestone, which brings richness and complexity.  The vineyard is perched on a hillside and benefits from a very sunny exposure and together with a micro-climate produces wines of great quality.

The symbiosis of terroir and grape varieties offers ideal conditions for a Muscat of great regularity, fruity white wine, and an exceptional superior red wine now known as Beaumes-de-Venise.

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The cellar

Ripe grapes are picked by hand and gently de-stemmed.  They are then marinate over a long period of time to give the wine its complex aromas, fine tannins and coated.  The total production being:

  • 1000 hectoliters of Beaumes de Venise red (about 130 000 bottles) (DPO)
  • 450 hectoliters of Natural Sweet Wine (about 60,000 bottles)
  • 215 hectoliters of Gigondas (about 27,000 bottles) (DPO)