Domaines des Escaravailles was established in 1953 by Jean-Louis Ferran and his two sons, Daniel and Jean-Pierre, in the village of Rasteau, and is currently run by Gilles, Daniel’s son. The Domain owes its name to the Occitan “escaravey” or Scarabée. This nickname had been given by the inhabitants of the villages to the Black Penitents of Avignon, owners at the time (from Rasteau Archives in 1623).
With vineyards, stretching over 40ha, not only on the clay, limestone hillsides of Rasteau, but also in Cairanne, Roaix, Villedieu and St Roman de Malegarde. The estate is run organically and everything is done by hand with the wines made in the cellars in the heart of the property in Rasteau. This wine is from the commune of Rasteau where the vines are located at an altitude of between 250 and 300 m on hillsides with stony clay-limestone soils which are very steep. The blend of 40% Roussane, 40% Marsanne and 20% Viognier is fermented in French oak.
The Galopine has a nose with notes of toasted almond, white flowers and honey. In the mouth, there is an harmonious balance between acidity and roundness. This beautiful white Rhone has weight and freshness making it a great food wine. Pair with Cream escalope, truffle risotto, pumpkin velouté, fish in sauce, and goat cheese.