Domaine de Bréseyme was founded in 1999 by the Gresse family then it was acquired by Nicolas Jaboulet of Maison & Domaines Les Alexandrins in 2018. Located in the region of Brézème, from which the domaine takes its name, this up-and-coming area sits at the southernmost edge of the Northern Rhône Valley. The domaine currently cultivates four hectares, with a further 16 hectares still to be planted. Classified as Côtes-du-Rhône since 1937, Brézème has recently been taking steps to obtain ‘Cru’ status. With steep, south-facing slopes and limestone, clay and pebble soils, the lay of the land is more reminiscent of the Northern Rhône. Nicolas is very enthusiastic about this project and believes that “this forgotten terroir in the north of the Rhône Valley deserves as much attention as its illustrious neighbours”.
This wine is a deep ruby in colour. The nose is pronounced with aromas of bramble fruit, black olive and black pepper, with floral notes from the whole-bunch fermentation. On the palate, concentrated black fruit flavours are balanced perfectly by soft tannins and bright acidity.
The Brézème Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc boasts aromas of fleshy white peach, ginger and hints of almond on the nose. On the palate it is richly textured, well-balanced with racy acidity and concentrated flavours of orchard fruit, which linger on the finish.