Like his father, Eloi Durrbach studied architecture in Paris. Already in love with wine, he started to trade his artwork for wines from the Vignelaure Chateau, and dreamt of a winemaking experience with his wife on the Domaine of Trevallon. Georges Brunet from the Chateau de Vignelaure encouraged him to plant Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah (the other consultants thought he should plant Mourvedre). In 1973 he planted his first vines, and soon thereafter closed his architecture firm, moved to Provence, and became a full-time vigneron.
Eloi chose to label his wines IGP, as he refused to adapt his blend to AOC regulation. ‘Alpilles Rouge’ is bold yet balanced, beloved for its structure, bright acidity, and serious potential to age. An absolute knockout with red meat!
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