Domaine des Coteaux de Travers (literally domaine of the slopes on the side of the rising sun) is owned by Robert CharavinRobert began giving up weed-killers and synthetic sprays around 2008 and since 2012, has been certified biodynamic by Demeter. Charavin works rigorously in the vineyard plows between his rows of vines to encourage healthy underground life.
Leaf plucking and a small green harvest to limit yields and maximize concentration have become the norm. Harvest is normally in early September and is done entirely by hand, with any bad grapes being left on the ground. After that, a sorting table manned by ten people make sure that only grapes of exceptional quality make it into the tanks.
Tasting Notes: Shows a powerful nose of wild myrtle, cherry and plum. Full-bodied yet with some finesse, this wine is great with any sort of roasted meat.