Owned by Kilkenny man Gay McGuinness, winery Domaine des Anges is probably as close as you’ll get to world class ‘Irish’ wines.
The estate is situated on a hillside facing Mont Ventoux, ‘The Giant of Provence’, which rises to almost 2,000m in altitude. The mountain has a profound influence on the climate of the vineyards with cool evening breezes refreshing the vines in summer after the day’s intense heat, and so enabling the vines to maintain high natural acids and elegant tannins. For fans of the Rhône, these wines are a must-try.
With the 2011 vintage, wine maker Florent Chave has taken over responsibilities in the vineyard and cellar.