posted on February 28, 2015
Adrain Fabre in his old Grenache vines
There has been wine grown on this estate since since the 14th Century when the village belonged to the Dauphins. For centuries the area was known for its dark red wine, and for sherry-like wines grown near the olive groves. The Fabre family (also owners of the Domaine La Florane in nearby Visan) have grown wine since the 15th Century. This estate is named for Guillaume de Rouville, an ancestor of the family who was the mayor ("echevin") of Lyon in 1586, and who owned vines and other properties throughout the Rhône. Currently there are 36 acres planted to vines, which include Grenache, and small parcels of Syrah and Cinsault for the reds, and Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne for the whites.
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