Home to the first Gigondas vines in 1376, Domaine des Bosquets is today run by brothers Laurent and Julien Br̩chet with the same commitment to quality as at Ch̢teau de Vaudieu. The resulting wines have freshness and balance as well as a powerful fruit character. The domaine was owned by the Chauvet family prior to 1860, before being re-acquired by Gabriel Meffre (married to Juliette Meffre, n̩e Chauvet) in 1963, and fully restored.
The 26 hectares of vines (aged up to 75 years) lie at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail (the imposting 350 metres high rock formation that is visible from almost all of the Southern Rh̫ne) and rise up the south west facing slopes. Laurent has identified three distinct soil types, including marl, sandy clay and blue clay, which add to the potential for different ripeness levels and fruit characters. The vineyards are planted with the four classic southern Rh̫ne red varieties (Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvedre), all cordon trained for the optimum exposure and ventilation of the grapes.