Etienne Thibaud, whose career developed incredibly fast, founded Domaine des Cavarodes in 2007. He managed to acquire some incredibly located parcels in Jura, containing even some ungrafted vines up to 120 years of age! A true talent in the vineyard and in the cellar, he works organically and ecologically, without filtration or fining, adding as little sulfur as possible and also applying biodynamic principles like herbal tea sprays and the lunar calendar to determine the vineyard activity.
The process & wines
Wines of Domaine des Cavarodes represent the essence of natural, low-intervention winemaking. The whites are directly pressed, while the reds undergo semi-carbonic maceration. Their purity and finesse helped to elevate the domain’s name into a semi-cult status, creating a massive following in the wine world. Those wines are hard to get and sell lightning fast – for a good reason.