The Luminaille farm, once acquired by Julie's great-grandparents, is now known as Domaine la Luminaille. The latest addition to the Rasteau appellation, the Domaine takes its name from the brightness of the olive leaves on full moon nights.
The vineyard is composed of 11 hectares of vines, 6 hectares of woods and a field of olive trees. Raised on hillsides at an altitude of 250 metres, the vines thrive on a terroir of clay-limestone marl, with blue and grey clays. Julie started out as a sommelier in Paris, but in 2014 she returned to the south of France, to Rasteau, her native land, to take over the family business. Today she is a winemaker at Domaine "La Luminaille" and produces quality wines, in an artisanal and organic approach. She wants to make "Terroir" wines, typical of Rasteau, with great freshness and elegance.
The whole bunches were slowly pressed for a little extra texture, and the finished wine was then ageing in tank. A lovely fresh style of Rhone white and only 3500 bottles made.