Domaine Richard

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

Domaine  Claire  Thomas

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." 

Marcel's son Thomas and his daughter Claire both work at the domain today.


2013: 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. Aged in barriques for 6 months, 
50% in tank eand the rest in wooden tank or demi-muids.

2013: 30% Grenache, 51% Mourvedre, 14% Syrah and 5% Carignan.

Cairanne Cuvée L’Ebrescade
2012: 40% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 30% Syrah.
Aged in foudres or demi-muids.

Cairanne Les Estrambords
2011: 55% Mourvedre, 33% Syrah and 12% Grenache. Aged in foudres

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 
2013: 40% Carignan, 24% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 9% Counoise and 9% Mourvedre.

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

Cotes du Rhone Rosé
2012: 35% Mourvedre, 30% Carignan, 20% Cinsault and 15% Grenache.

90% Grenache and 10% Syrah


Marcel Richaud

Claire Richaud at Marché aux Vins in Cairanne april 2015.
Claire had fineshed her education at the university ib Beaune - CFPPA
when she went home to work at the domain in May 2016



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Updated 11-10-2016