Vasco Perdigao, born in Paris of Portuguese parents, bough this winery in Sablet in 2007 with his wife, Sonia, after having left his parents’ hotel business in Paris and working in Condrieu and Gigondas. Working in Organic viticulture, he makes three major Cotes du Rhone Villages wines and an exceptional red Vin de Pays. His first fully completed vintage - 2010 - earned him high points from Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson MW. Old vines, maniacal vineyard hygiene, obsessive ground toiling. Cool, sandy soil for grenache in Sablet, large rolled quartz pebbles and limestone for Rasteau, heavy quartz for Vacqueyras. Violent winds, southern exposure, steep slopes. All of his wines are certified organic.