Domaine Santa Duc is located at the foothills of the beautiful Dentelles de Montmirail and is named after the “Canta Duc” (a Provençal word for a singing Duke owl), which has over time become known as the Santa Duc. The charming and effervescent owner Yves Gras (fourth generation) has the air of a man with complete confidence in what he’s achieved, and rightly so. He is very respectful towards nature, caring for his vines and maintaining biodiversity in his vineyards. Vines are grown on calcareous marls and red stony clay soils.
The combination of these contrasting soils gives balanced wines, that are both full-bodied and yet elegant, with complex aromas and flavours and fine tannins. Yves’ wines always show fantastic concentration and longevity and are always a firm favourite with Robert Parker. Les Plans is made up of 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet plus a dash of other varieties and the Gigondas Haute Garrigue is made up 65% Grenache with 35% Mourvèdre.