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
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
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."
2011: Grenache and Syrah (Debut 2011)
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.
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
90% Grenache and 10% Syrah