Vin De Pays
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This wine was born out of the domaine's love for Mourvedre and Bandol. After being blown away by the Mourvedre being used for blending at Sebastien’s winery and the beauty of the old vines and vineyards that they are farming, they began to think about what would happen if they bottled it themselves. This is a wine that is only produced in some certain vintages where the Mourvedre can stand alone. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in 225L Barriques. A blend of Gigondas, Cote du Rhone Villages, Cote du Rhone, and Vin de Pays fruit. Will age and continue get better. Hold on to some bottles!


The Latour family has been making wine at Domaine de la Damase since 1872 when the estate was purchased. Sébastien Latour works the vineyards and makes wine with parents Bernadette and . Serge. He is the 5th generation of the Latour family to make wine there. Sébastien Latour's mother Bernadette Latour is the official owner (gérant) and therefore you see her name at the labels. She lives in the house beside the domain. Sèbastien lives in the mansion of the estate but he's often occupied in the vineyards.

Domaine de la Damase is small (12 ha of vines), organically farmed and have been in conversion into agriculture biologique since 2011. The winery might have remained obscure to Americans, at least, if it weren’t for Kenny Likitprakong, a Sonoma County winemaker and owner of Hobo Wine Company who befriended the Latour family and imports some of their wines. Sébastien did a oneyear internship with Kenny Likitprakong in Santa Cruz in 2002 which was the first vintage for Hobo Wine Company.

Sébastien and his parents make wines labeled as Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan-de-Dieu. They also make single varietal bottlings of Grenache and Mourvedre, which because they put “Grenache” and "Mourvedre" on the label instead of Côtes du Rhône, French law says these wines are technically “Vin de Pays de Vaucluse."