The Domaine Saint François Xavier was created in the early 20th century by François Xavier Lambert in Gigondas at the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail. Today, the domaine is run by the Gras family, and it is only recently that Jean-François and Christian Gras decided to bottle their own wines. The 28 hectares of vines are planted to 70% Grenache Noir, 15% Syrah, and 15% Mourvedre on the typical red alluvial clay that gives depth and richness to the wines of the area. Grapes are grown using the “lutte raisonée” methodology that limits use of interventions in the vineyards, and vinification is traditional.
The ripe dark fruit mixed with green fruit and spice has revealed the typicality of the region, but with concentration that is usually found in a Vacqueyras or Gigondas. Woody on the first sip, along with fresh sage, rose layers of ripe cherry are then developed. The tannins are subtle.
Courier companies are currently experiencing a huge volume of orders and are advising additional delays for deliveries.
Current cutoff dates for guaranteed delivery before Christmas are as follows:
South Island: Tuesday 21st December
North Island: Tuesday 14th December
We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.
Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.
You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.
For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.
If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.
Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.
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