Domaine La Florane / Southern Rhône


Organic Côtes Du Rhône Villages From The Rarely Seen Terroir Of Visan

Domaine La Florane is an exciting find which further broadens the options of excellent Southern Rhône wines available in Australia. The 35 hectare property is situated on a south-facing slope at the highest point of the Visan appellation (elevation is 195 – 320 metres), viticulture is certified organic (biodynamic practice) and the winery has been purpose built to maximize use of gravity, with wines matured in wood and concrete. A key philosophy is that no stylistic blending is practiced at the estate – the same blocks make up the same cuvées each year, showcasing the season.

Few Visan wines are seen in Australia. The hilly village is located around 10km north of Cairanne, with vines grown in clay-limestone soils. Domaine La Florane’s terroir is gravelly and scattered with large round pebbles; its aspect and high limestone content coupled with the steady mistral wind raises wines of freshness and invigorating natural acidity. Visan was granted Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation status in 1966.

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  • Domaine la Florane A Fleur red 2022

    $ 38.00 incl. GST

    Côtes du Rhône. Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan.

    An easy wine to love.  “Boovability,” says vigneron Adrien Fabre, “a wine you can just drink,” is what this is all about.  “When blending, I place a bottle of this on my parents’ dinner table.  If the bottle is not finished in that meal, the blend is not right!”

    Sourced from the estate’s lower blocks, fermented naturally in concrete and rested in stainless before bottling, this is a beautifully pure and easy drinking style.  The wine has evolved from previous releases to include Cinsault and Carignan in the blend which gives a little more concentration, complexity and spice, a slightly wild nose giving away to a clean streak of an array of black fruit woven though clove and spice, with pleasantly ripe and grippy fruit tannin.


  • Domaine La Florane A Fleur Rosé 2022

    $ 38.00 incl. GST

    Côtes du Rhône. Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah.

    Made from blocks grown specifically for rosé, a perky and fresh expression of what the Southen Rhône is capable of for pink styles, a world away from the deeply hued, fruit driven Tavel styles. A similar weight and feel to good Provence rosé, though more a watermelon juice and citrus fruit spectrum, stony rather than saline mineral. Beautifully perfumed with supreme tension, a magnificent seafood wine.


  • Domaine La Florane A Fleur White 2022

    $ 39.00 incl. GST

    Côtes du Rhône. Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne Borboulenc and Viognier.

    Visan’s aspect, mineral rich soil and mistral winds make it a great part of the Southern Rhône to grow whites (and pinks).  Rather than the broader, estery style of some white Rhônes this certainly keeps on its toes.  Textural, fresh and with a stony mineral edge, this is simply a delicious glass to glasser.  Pulpy and perky, has a fullness beyond its weight, refreshing with an array of stone fruits and honeysuckle carrying through to the finish.


  • Domaine la Florane Je Ne Souffre Plus no sulphur red 2021

    $ 43.00 incl. GST

    50/50 Grenache and Syrah, unoaked and raised with zero sulphur additions.  Vigneron Adrien Fabre and his team spent appreciable time on trial wines to ensure cleanliness and stability.

    A pretty, medium bodied Côtes du Rhône, with plenty of spices, dark fruits and amazing transparency and purity of fruit tannin.  Sweet liquorice and herbs give further depth, with the house style of refreshing natural acidity shining through.