Birth and Rebirth...
Located in the heart of the Luberon Regional Nature Park, almost all the Domaine Marsaleix’s vineyards are in the district of the very famous village of Gordes, known worldwide…
Between the Luberon Mountains to the south and the Vaucluse Mountains to the north, the Domaine Marsaleix vineyards benefit from the rich soil of the alluvial plain of the Calavon, a tributary of the Durance. The land here is perfectly suited to winegrowing: its splinters of limestone provide good drainage, its clay holds excellent water reserves for the vines and its sand optimises aeration.
Domaine Marsaleix has occupied 11 hectares of organic land since 2013 and its vines are cultivated with an eye to nature conservation…
The wines of Domaine Marsaleix have Ventoux Protected Designation of Origin, are certified organic and are grown on conserved land of exceptional biodiversity. The smooth red wine is rich in nose (red fruit, spices, liquorice, etc.), the fresh rosé has a lingering flavour with notes of cherry and raspberry, and the white suggests acacia and citrus.
The robe of this Ventoux is an intense red with bright purplish-blue highlights. Its nose is a harmonious bouquet of red fruit and spices. Savour its violet, cherry and strawberry notes, perfectly enhanced by silky tannins. A long, delicious finish.
70% Syrah, 20% Carignan and 10% Grenache.
This Ventoux has a pale pink robe with a silvery sheen. It is lively and has an expressive nose. On the palate, it reveals notes of white currant, white peach and citrus. A delicious, persistent finish.
50% Syrah and 50% Cinsault
On the palate, this white Ventoux reveals subtle notes of acacia and citrus. A blend of clairette and roussanne, it is matured for six months in casks. A pure, frank, lasting finish. Freshness and pleasure.
40% Roussanne and 60% Clairette
“Make a dream of your life and a reality of your dream.”
Joël MARSALEIX, passionate about wine and nature from the outset, dreamt of expressing that passion on a daily basis.
In order to underline his commitment to organic winegrowing, he chose to make the Domaine’s emblem the Phoenix, that mythical bird whose perpetual rebirth symbolises nature, resurrected each year to shower us with its greatest blessings.
In 2012, a special fondness for the Luberon region led that reality to take shape. Joël Marsaleix trained at the University of Wines at Suze-la-Rousse and then immediately discovered the land that now forms the Domaine. It inspired him with a special emotion he felt nowhere else. The astonishing property nestling in a verdant setting was surrounded by woods, offering perfect natural protection and an ecosystem he was determined to conserve.
“Organic growing, a state of mind”
He faced a great challenge: to do better, more ethically and in close harmony with the elements, as it should be! The first major task was to clear the vines (covering no less than 40% of the cultivated area). Then a great deal of work was needed to enrich the soil and then replant in 2013 to begin organic growing immediately. Six years later, Domaine Marsaleix is now run in full compliance with that approach, as well as the lunar cycle.
“Wines to experience and share”
The wines produced by Domaine Marsaleix reflect the culture and richness of the remarkable region between Luberon and Ventoux, where life is good. Generous, fruity wines, they are characterised by a skilful balance of freshness and elegance. The Ventoux red, white or rosé, all grown organically with respect for nature, will charm those who, like us, are keen to defend values vital to the protection of our heritage.
Find out our news and come to taste our wines at the cellars.
On the Gordes road, we will be delighted to welcome you to our cellars and introduce you to our red, white and rosé Ventoux wines. Taste them and enjoy the friendly visit below the Luberon range.
You can order by phone +33 4 90 75 52 47
American wine and cigar critic, James Suckling is, like Robert Parker, one of the most influential critics in the world of wine, with more than 200,000 tastings to his credit. Editor-in-chief of The Wine Spectator for nearly 30 years, he decided at the end of 2010 to embark on the adventure by creating his own site, Jamessuckling.com. The idea was to communicate about wines in a more modern way. It’s a successful bet since today James Suckling is a reference in the field with a community well present on digital networks, always on the lookout for new reviews.
RATING SYSTEM Wines are rated on a 100-point scale. Those with a score above 90 are classified as exceptional and are assigned a grade of A. Those with a grade of 95 or above are assigned a grade of A+ and are defined as essential.
NEWS JANUARY 2022 We are happy to appear on the website of the Revue du Vin de France as one of the winegrowers not to be missed at the 2022 Organic Millésime show and in particular for our very first Red 2018 vintage.
ACTU - Mai 2019
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Our 2018 Ventoux white is causing interest...
“It spontaneously attracts our attention and our taste buds. The wine delivers a very specific message that unfolds clearly, so pure, frank and lasting is its material. Its blend of clairette and roussanne matured for six months in casks is certified organic. A bonus."
Le Monde, 24 May 2019
ACTU - Juillet 2019
“Pascal and Nathalie have chosen Domaine Marsaleix”
Our wines are travelling to Paris!
“Domaine Marsaleix reflects everything we love in Ventoux: body, soul, fruit, sun and the balance of a perfect blend. For a first harvest, a great success!”
L’épicerie fine rive gauche - 8, rue du champ de mars - 75007 Paris
ACTU - Juin 2020
White and Red... a success right from the start!
The wines of Domaine Marsaleix win the silver medal!
"Our efforts are rewarded with a silver medal for our 2018 vintages in Ventoux Red and Ventoux White! A recognition that we wish to share with you"