The stories of Domaine La Fourmone date back to 1765.
The Fourmont family was the founder of what became the family farmhouse. The family successors allowed the Combe family to take over since 1910, over 5 generations. The Fourmone draws its roots from the Latin word « Fromentum » which means wheat.
The farm changed from its original destiny. The region, the climate and the soil encouraged the farmers to grow vines in Vacqueyras. They remained undisturbed for many years around the winery.
Wheat production remains very linked to the property. That is why they chose the ear of wheat as the emblem for the winery.
The Story of the Domain is also the story of Provence.
Provence is the heat emanating from the courtyard of the winery, the hot stones of the Domain, the limited shade offered by the Virginia creeper, the clink of glasses and the footsteps of those walking on the stones of the gravel paths. It is also the long summer evenings, the first song of the Cicada in June, summer holidays, and the hundred-year-old plane trees sheltering the Domain.
Their wines are the humble witnesses to all these natural characteristics. They protect the old factory balance of the place with its balance of heat and humidity. This region of Provence is thyme, rosemary, broom and pine fragrances.
Provence is the soil of their vines. It offers the essential raw material for their development: clay-limestone soil, dry wind, warm sun and moderate rain drops on the vine stock.
Wines of the Domain flourish between two prestigious appellations among 8 grape varieties that compose the 40 hectares of the vinery between Vacqueyras and Gigondas. The natural conditions are the prime factor of the land. The Mediterranean climate allows it to flourish; the grapes are cradled by sunshine, moderate rainfall and the fury of the beloved Mistral wind.
At the Fourmone, they care about energizing the basic natural elements of the land. In harmony with the land they are attentive to its changes and to its whims. The family know-how has been passed down from generation to generation and allows us to blend varieties and produce the results i.e. the wines. We strive to achieve the major elements in our wines i.e : to give them heart, body and expression.
We have lived in our vines and we know how to listen to them. We therefore know how to use the very best of our plots. Our harvest is vinified in stainless steel vats over 3 weeks. After the maceration process, the juice continues to give of its best in traditional vats over a period of 2 to 3 years.