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


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 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 lost his wife Marie in August 2015. Earlier that year his son Thomas returned to the domain and in 2016, also his daughter Claire, who oversaw the winemaking as she is graduated from Beaune University of Wine - CFPPA.


60% Grenache and 40% Syrah.
50% matured in tank and the rest in wooden tank or demi-muids.

48% Grenache, 32% Mourvedre, 16% Carignan, 4% Syrah.

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

Cairanne Blanc
30% Bourboulenc, 25% Roussanne, 21% Clairette, 10% Marsanne, 8% Viognier, 6% Grenache Blanc.

Cotes du Rhone Terre d'Aigles
2015: 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 5% Carignan.

Cotes du Rhone Terre De Galets
2015: 38% Carignan, 25% Grenache, 18% Syrah, 14% Counoise, 5% Mourvedre.

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

Cotes du Rhone Rosé
2018: 30% Grenache, 28% Carignan, 24% Mourvedre, 18% Syrah

VDF A la Source
2018: 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Carignan.

Marcel Richaud some years ago

Claire and Thomas Richaud at the domain July 2019


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Updated 20-03-2021