Owner

Èric Bouletin

Winemaker

Eric Bouletin

Varieties

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Marsanne, Roussanne, Clairette, Grenache Gris, Carignan

Vineyard

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About Roucas Toumba

Eric Bouletin estate’s 16 hectares of vineyards has been in the family since before the French Revolution! Prior to that and still today they sell the wine to the Perrin family of Ch Beaucastel. With the 2003 vintage Eric Bouletin took over his father’s 3 hectares of parcels in the southern Rhone village of Vacqueyras. With barely a thousand inhabitants, Vacqueyras has nearly 200 winegrowers. Like Eric’s father, most of the village’s growers sell to the local wine cooperative. In taking over the family business, Eric chose to follow the example of many in France’s natural wine movement, and has been farming and working in the cellar without chemicals, synthetics, or commercial additives since day one. Roucas Toumba (named for the area’s fallen rocks) employs few new barrels in order to produce sublime, mineral driven wines.