Guy Ricard fashions his Vin de Pays by fermenting with the stems for 10 days. The wine is aged in large foudres for nine months before bottling. Couroulu's Vin de Pays is an explosively fruity, spicy, tasty wine, which is ready to enjoy with Bistro fare. It represents excellent value.
Domaine le Couroulu's Vin de Pays de Vaucluse is a blend of 50% Syrah and 50% Merlot. It comes from vineyards on the sandy-clay plateau around the village of Vacqueyras. These soils are not suitable for Grenache (the principal grape of Vacqueyras) but the cooler microclimate allows Syrah and Merlot grapes to ripen well.