Domaine La Luminaille Village: Rasteau Appellation: 12ha Rasteau Cotes du Rhone Villages Grower: Julie Paolucci Website: http://www.domainelaluminaille.com/ Downloadable PDF Domaine La Luminaille is located in the “quartier” of Rasteau called “la lumière”. The name comes from the bright glow of the olive tree’s leaves under a full moon. Julie Paolucci is the fifth generation of her family to farm in the quartier of “la lumière”, and it was her father, Jean-Claude, who really developed the family’s vineyards. Today, Julie’s property includes 12 hectares of vines and 3 hectares of olive trees. She returned to the family property in 2014 after working as a sommelier in Paris. Soon after taking over, Julie gained organic certification and she has continued to develop a personal style of winemaking to create unmanipulated and elegant wines. Côtes du Rhone Villages Blanc "Luminaris" The cuvée “Luminaris” combines 60% Clairette, 30% Marsanne, and 10% Bourbelenc grown at 330 meters in altitude. Julie co-ferments Clairette and Bourbelenc in stainless- steel and Marsanne with Bourbelenc in an old 500L foudre. The different wines are assembled and then aged in tank for 6 months. Rasteau "Luminaris" The cuvée “Luminaris” combines 40% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 20% Carignan, and 5% Mourvedre. The wine is fermented in cement tanks with four weeks of maceration and then matured for a year in both cement and old 500L foudres. Rasteau "Garance" Garance refers to a local herb that produces a deep red dye. The vineyard was planted 80 years ago at an elevation of 330 meters on “galets roulés”. The blend is 60% Grenache, 30% Carignan, and 10% Syrah/Mourvedre. The wine is fermented in cement tanks and then matured for 9 months in a 1,000L clay jar.