In the quiet little village of Domazon, just south of Chateauneuf du Pape, the Fabre family farms 25 hectares of very old vines. A true family affair, the young Xavier is now taking over many of the responsibilities from his parents at the domaine but the Cotes du Rhone remains very true to the old style. While Xavier experiments with oak barrels for some new cuvees, he understands the basic Cotes du Rhone, done in the old cement cuve, is a winner that doesn't need fixing. 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% each of Mourvedre and Cargignan make up the blend. Lovely aromas of red and black fruits with just a whiff of leather and a deep, rich and spicy palate with plenty of backbone.