Claude Serra and Daniel Orsolini
Claude Serra and Daniel's Wines
- 2 wines
- 2 styles
Veteran winemaker duo who'll transport you to France with their fruity yet elegant Rhone Valley classics
With almost 50 years of winemaking experience behind them, and nearly 2 decades working together as a team, Claude and Daniel are seasoned veterans and masters of the art of classic, hands-off French winemaking.
Claude is a Rhone Valley winemaking specialist who’d been producing some of the region’s easiest drinkers long before partnering up with Daniel in 2004. So when the pair were offered a handful of vineyards and the chance to return to the Rhone in 2013, they both leapt at the opportunity.
They’re passionate champions of the local terroir and grapes - especially Grenache and Carignan - and their aim in every wine is to transport you to their little corner of France. All their wines are an authentic expression of the Rhone, made in the most natural way possible, super elegant and super delicious.
Claude Serra and Daniel Orsolini's Story
In 2014 Claude was offered a handful of vineyards in the Rhone Valley where he's been working as a winemaker for many years. He took the oppotunity to launch his own winery, Le Plan des Moines.
Claude started as a winemaker after his graduation as Oenologist. He was driven by the passion for expressing the style of his favourite terroirs and local grapes like Grenache and Carignan. That was 30 years ago now and he's been winemkaing ever since.
His favourite part of his job is finding terroirs which can produce great wines and exploring the potential of Grenache grape in particular. Claude loves working with Grenach because of it's versality and ability to produce easy simple fruity wine that tastes refined and has a fantastic ageing potential.