I sat down with Nicole Rolet here at my New York office the other day to get introduced to one of the Rhône's newest projects, Chêne Bleu.
Rolet is working with her husband, Xavier, to bring back an ancient estate tucked on the northern side of the Ventoux, just east of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains that define the appellation of Gigondas. Xavier found the property in 1993, before the couple was married. Now, after more than 15 years renovating the vineyards and building a new winery facility, the Rolets have released their first wines, from the 2006 vintage.
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