Almost everything we know about Domaine Balazu des Vaussières’s wines for now has been posted here! Domaine Balazu des Vaussières is a tiny Domaine based in Tavel in the Southern Rhône, making biodynamic and minimal intervention wines, without added sulfites. They’re stunning wines, very pure, totally different from anything else in the region, yet utterly … Continue reading Domaine Balazu des Vaussières posted!
Appellation: Vin de France Cuvée: Fleur de Carotte Colour: Red Grapes: Grenache Noir 100% About: the Cuvée name reflects Philippe’s love of literature that references agricultural life. The phrase comes from a novel by the great French writer Jean Giono “Que Ma Joie Demeure”. A peasant farmer is ploughing one night and marvels at the … Continue reading Philippe Badea VDF Fleur de Carotte
Appellation: Vin de France Cuvée: Les Chibanettes Colour: Red Grapes: Grenache Noir 100% About: the Cuvée name comes from the colloquial and charming word for old folk in the Magreb of North Africa. Badea’s own name has Romanian roots and also means old folk, coincidentally. The old school character of the wine is driven by … Continue reading Philippe Badea VDF Les Chibanettes
Appellation: Vin de France Cuvée: Libre Comme l’Air Colour: Red Grapes: Grenache Noir 100% About: Means free as the air. This Cuvée was made without any added sulfites for the first time in 2017. So there’s a looser, less structured feel to the wine, a little bit untamed fruit character. The fruit is selected from … Continue reading Philippe Badea VDF Libre Comme l’Air
Appellation: Vin de France Cuvée: La Foulée des Zinzins Colour: Red Grapes: Grenache Noir 100% About: The Badea’s sweetly priced entry level wine. The name means a bunch of “loonies” in a nice way, with a nod to the crushing of grapes. It’s what their friends called them when they announced their intention to start … Continue reading Philippe Badea VDF La Foulée des Zinzins
Who: Agnes and Philippe Badea What: Vin de France, Southern Rhône Where: Tulette, Drome When: Since 2012 The Story Husband and wife Agnes and Philippe Badea, both natives of Provence, worked at Domaine Jean David for many years, Philippe for nearly twenty years and Agnes continues to work there. Jean David, in Seguret, one of … Continue reading Philippe Badea