Domaine Richard

Marie and Marcel Richaud
Route de Rasteau 84290 Cairanne.
Tel. +33 490 308 525
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00
Mail: marcel.richaud@wanadoo.fr

Marcel Richaud is the 5th generation at the domain today covering 55 ha of which a minor part are rented vineyards. 
The vineyards are certified agriculture biologique. Marcel started at 17 years old to cultivate his aunt's vineyards and when he was 20 in 1974 his father wanted to retire and he took over his vineyards. From the very beginning the vines were cultivated by organic methods. Some biodynamic elements are also used.
Marcel use a minimum of sulfur - around 15 mg/l. In an interview with Louis Dressner Sélection from 2011 Marcel speaks very clearly about the use of sulfur

"I believe that in the future, we should be forced to put sulfur amount on bottles. The costumer has the right to know! And not only sulfur, but everything that goes into a bottle of wine. After all, we are obliged to list ingredients for every single nutritional (fødevare-) product in the world. Wines is the only exception. This is no coincidence: a lot of people don't want to know what goes into their bottles.
I you use the legal limit of sulfur in my appellation, 190 mg per liter, you can make wine with rotten grapes. And why are we allowed to do this? Because this ensures that vignerons can continue to machine harvest, not worry about the quality of their grapes and keep big businesses running. So that's why I defend natural wine." 

Wines: 

Rasteau
2011: Grenache and Syrah (Debut 2011)

Cairanne
2011: 45% Grenache, 27% Mourvedre, 14% Syrah, 12% Carignan and 2% Counoise.

Cairanne Cuvée L’Ebrescade
2010: 30% Grenache, 38% Mourvedre and 32% Syrah.
Aged in barriques or demi-muids.

Cairanne Blanc
2012: 30% Bourboulenc, 25% Roussanne, 21% Clairette, 10% marsanne, 8% Viognier and 6% Grenache Blanc.


Cotes du Rhone Terre d'Aigles 
2011: 75% Grenache 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre and 5% Carignan.

Cotes du Rhone Terre De Galets 
2010: 42% Grenache, 34% Carignan and 24% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone 
2011: 40% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 25% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. 

Cotes du Rhone Blanc

VDF 
90% Grenache and 10% Syrah

   


Marie and Marcel Richaud - 2008

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