Everything about La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone wine producer profile with wine tasting notes, wine and food pairing tips, best vintages, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews and images. If you want to read about other important wineries and wine makers from the Rhone valley: Links to all Rhone Valley Wine Producer Profiles
Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique is a recent success story in the Southern Rhone Valley. The domaine was founded in 1976. 4 years later, in 1980, Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique produced, bottled and sold their first wine. Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique is owned by the Bonnet family who are also well-known negociants in the Rhone Valley.
Domaine La Bastide Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking
Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique owns 10.5 hectares in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. The vines are located in 7 lieux-dits on a myriad of terroirs. 8.7 hectares are used to produce grapes for the red wine. 1.8 hectares are planted with white wine grape varietals. They have old vines. Their oldest Grenache vines are located in Pignan. Those are close to 100 years of age, having been planted in 1920. They also own vines that were planted all the way back to 1945.
The best wines made at La Bastide Saint Dominique are quite recent. The best vintages of Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique are: 2015, 2012, 2010 and 2009.
Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique produces 4 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and 1 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc.
Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape is made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.The terroir is mostly sand, with some galets. The grapes are planted in the es Bedines, les Chapouin, Pignan and Valori lieu-dits. On average, the vines used for this wine are close to 50 years of age. The grapes are completely destemmed. The wine is aged for 18-24 months in tank before bottling. On average, the production is close to 2,800 cases.
Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique Secrets de Pignan is produced from 95% old vine Grenache and 5% Mourvedre. The vines for this wine are close to 100 years of age. The grapes are destemmed. The wines are aged in tank for 18-24 months prior to bottling.
Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique Chapelle – Produced from 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah from vines planted in the Les Bedines, Les Guigasse, Pignan and Valori lieu-dits, where you find various rocks, stones and sandy terroirs. The wine is aged in 100% demi-muid for 18 months before bottling.
Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique Les Hesperides was first produced in 2007. The wine is made from a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre. Although in some vintages, the blend can also include Syrah. The grapes are destemmed. The vines range in age from 30 to 50 years of age. The vines are planted in the Les Bedines lieu-dit with a pure sand terroir. The Grenache is aged in demi-muids and tank for 18 months. The Mourvedre and Syrah are aged in old, used, French oak barrels for 18 months before blending and bottling. The average production is only 175 cases.
Serving and Decanting Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for an hour so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Domaine Saint Dominique Rouge is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
The white wine of La Bastide Dominique is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.
Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique owns 25 hectares for the production of red and white wine in the Cotes du Rhone appellation.
La Bastide Saint-Dominique Wine Tasting Notes
13 Vintages 20622 Views Sort Vintage - Rating
Produced from 100% old vine Grenache, this blasts off with its nose of molten licorice and kirsch. Lush, supple textured fruits with pepper, herbs and juicy red berries on the palate that do not want to quit. The wine has the stuffing and tannins to age and develop nicely.
Aug 21, 2017points - Tasted 957 Views
With a nice, deep, dark color, this kicks off with a blast of licorice, wet earth, garrigue and dark red berries, the wine is lush, ripe, rich and juicy, with silky textures and a round, plushly textured, fruity finish. The wine was made from blending 70% Grenache with 30% Syrah.
Aug 24, 2017points - Tasted 1605 Views
Dark in color, there is real intensity here. But you also find all the silky textures and freshness you need. The wine is full bodied, powerful and packed with soft, spicy, thyme and pepper infused berries from start to finish. Great style of wine here. The wine was made with a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre.
Aug 21, 2017points - Tasted 891 Views
Dark, lush, fat, ripe, juicy black cherries are all over the place. The wine is polished, opulent and serves up a long, sweet, ripe, fruit filled finish with density, polish and length. This is a really strong wine for the vintage.
Jun 24, 2016points - Tasted 944 Views
Polished, pure and pretty, with a sweet core of juicy kirsch, herbs and pepper, the wine is made using 100% old vine Grenache. This is going to be delicious on release.
Jun 24, 2016points - Tasted 1075 Views
Smoky, earthy, soft red fruits and polished textures, with early drinking pleasure. The wine comes from an equal blend of Grenache and Mourvedre.
Sep 7, 2015points - Tasted 1401 Views
Silky, soft and sweet, with freshness to the ripe cherries and a silky smooth, medium bodied finish. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre and 3% Cinsault.
Sep 7, 2015points - Tasted 1080 Views
Plush, polished and pure, this spicy, fresh wine leaves a sweet, impression of concentrated kirsch on the palate. Made from 100% old vine Grenache.
Sep 17, 2014points - Tasted 2199 Views
Finesse driven in style, showing sweet fruits with a solid depth of flavor in the red berry dominated wine. Produced from a 50/50 blend of Mourvedre and Grenache.
Sep 17, 2014points - Tasted 1763 Views
Soft, elegant and approachable, there is good freshness to the sweet, ripe cherry core. From a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault, the wine reached 14.5% alcohol.
Sep 10, 2014points - Tasted 1989 Views
My first time with this wine and I really like. From mostly old vine Grenache, with a touch of Mourvedre, the wine is lush, fat and juicy with layers of sweet, ripe black cherries, kirsch, spice and licorice. The wine has the ability to age, but the fruit and tannins are so ripe and tasty, if you cannot keep your hands off a bottle, I understand.
Sep 8, 2014points - Tasted 3105 Views
Fully mature, the wine is concentrated and richly textured, with loads of sweet, ripe, cherries, thyme, flowers and herbs. This is the perfect time to be popping corks on this bottle.
Aug 24, 2017points - Tasted 1087 Views
Open, with layers of lush, sweet, kirsch, garrigue, black raspberriess and spice. The wine is concentrated, long and easy to drink. Produced from a blend of 5% Mourvedre and 95% old vine Grenache from vines that are 100 years of age.
Dec 28, 2014points - Tasted 2526 Views