A genius winemaker, an exceptional creator and a virtuoso oenologist, Xavier Vignon has been regarded as one of the leading specialists in the southern Rhône Valley for over twenty years. Curious and innovative, he has travelled to the four corners of the globe in search of inspiration. From the estates of Bordeaux to the sunshine of California and Australia, this maestro has proved his ability to dignify a multitude of terroirs. Against the grain, he is not afraid to go beyond the specifications of appellations to make wines that reflect his own personality, promising a remarkable sensory journey.
The Coffret Collector Arcane
In the image of his boundless inspiration, Xavier Vignon unveils his Arcane Collector's Case, bringing together the ten iconic and historic vintages of the range in a sublime selection of Rhône Valley wines. Le Diable 2015, La Tempérance NM, Le Fou NM, L'Étoile NM, Le Soleil 2015, L'Hermite 2016, Les Amoureux 2016, La Papesse 2016, La Lune 2010, Le Pape 2010: the very best come together in this tailor-made selection. Each of these limited-edition cuvées is the expression of a vintage, a grape variety or a terroir, and they gradually disappear to make way for new arcane wines. The Coffret Arcane Collector gives you the chance to obtain some of the signatures that have disappeared, such as La Lune 2010.
The Arcane cuvées
Arcane Le Diable – Vin de France 2015
This wine is made from 17 different plots of Vaucluse terroir. Red clay, blue clay, rolled pebbles, Urgonian and sand make up this mosaic of terroirs, producing a 100% Mourvèdre with a multitude of nuances.
Arcane La Tempérance – Cairanne
Reflecting this representation of balance and serenity, this bottle manages to combine the strength of the old Grenache with that of the Syrah and the singular character of the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 vintages to create a perfect harmony.
Arcane Le Fou – Vin de France
Representing a carefree figure who wanders off into the unknown, Arcane Le Fou goes beyond understanding when it comes to winemaking, as this Grenache has been blended 'à la champenoise.' In this vintage, 5 great vintages and 10 illustrious terroirs come together in perfect harmony.
Arcane L’Etoile – Beaumes de Venise
This "multi-millesimé" bottle (2015, 2016, 2017) reveals all the complexity of Beaumes-de-Venise's high altitude terroirs. Dominated by Grenache, L'Etoile reveals intense freshness.
Arcane Le Soleil – Côtes du Rhône villages 2015
A symbol of radiance, Le Soleil 2015 is made from 9 plots selected from various villages in the north of the Vaucluse on cool but south-facing terroirs to offer a wine full of contrasts. Dominated by Grenache, it reveals great concentration, intense freshness and great energy.
Arcane L’Hermite – Gigondas 2016
This cru is the perfect metaphor for an old man who has acquired priceless wisdom: by bringing together 25 different plots in a single blend, and thanks to a completely innovative winemaking process, this Gigondas reaches the pinnacle of its art.
Arcane Les Amoureux – Côtes du Rhône 2016
This cuvée celebrates Xavier Vignon's love affair with the Rhône Valley and the successful marriage of five exceptional crus in a unique blend of Lirac, Gigondas, Beaumes-de-Venise, Vacqueyras and Rasteau.
Arcane La Papesse – Châteauneuf du Pape 2016
Elegant and concentrated, this 100% Grenache stands out for its unique ageing process: amphorae, barrels, concrete vats, demi-muids, stainless steel vats and Vinarium® are the ageing methods used to bring out all the subtleties of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape terroir.
Arcane La Lune – Côtes du Rhône 2010
This 100% Syrah is a blend of a selection of vines that are almost a hundred years old, spread over more than 7 plots located at high altitude in the southern Rhône Valley.
Arcane Le Pape – Châteauneuf du Pape 2010
The jewel in the collection, this 100% Grenache draws its uniqueness from its ageing process: the wine is placed in special barrels which are then immersed in vats, themselves filled with Châteauneuf-du-Pape, to continue ageing for 60 months.