Domaine Rouge-Bleu Lunatique 2011 (2026)

Domaine Rouge-Bleu Lunatique 2011 (2026)

France - Rhone - Southern Rhone - Cotes-du-Rhone
Rhone Blend

Another interesting name! This, the domaines top cuvee, is made from 100% Grenache from 77 year old vines. It is aged in barriques for 15 months. Only 100 cases produced!


Jean-Marc Espinasse says “The story and the name of this wine come from this tiny rocky block located inside a prehistoric river bed. This parcel is the last harvested and definitely the most qualitative even if located officially in an "Vin de Table" area. The "lunar" soil in which our dear old vines are planted, is only composed of bleached pebbles and our farming-winemaking methods linked to moon influence are also explaining this "Lunatique" name.


Winemaking took place in small porous concrete tanks in order to respect “terroir” diversity and allow air exchange during the fermentation, eventually permitting life and expressions of aromas. Our mature stems have been treasured in order to aerate naturally the must during the winemaking, bringing sediments and natural acidity to balance alcohol and tannins.


In order to keep its natural qualities, we have not filtered this wine and a deposit is quite normal. This natural fine wine is complex, rich with hints of coconut, blackberry, anise and kirsch.”

Special AUD$47.70

Professional Reviews


A burly style, with dark licorice, roasted plum, smoldering tobacco and charcoal notes, all backed by plum skin and tar on the finish. Features a slightly sinewy structure, but shows enough flesh for balance and should settle in with modest cellaring" Wine Spectator: Deep garnet, intense nose evoquing notes of forest floor, spices and cooked red fruit. Mouth fillling with a good structure, freshness and minerality. Lots of character.

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Great value reds from serious old vines. Don't miss the Lunatique!

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