Domaine Marcel Richaud, Cairanne


Domaine Marchel Richaud cultivates a total of 45 ha of red and a single ha of white. Red grapes include Grenache 50%, Mouvedre 20%, Syrah 15%, Carignan 10% and Counoise 5%. Terroir is fundamental to Richaud, who vinifies each terroir separately to maximize diversity from which he makes each assemblage. Everything is matured in cuve, since Richaud dislikes wood.

Our choise from this highly recommendable domaine is his Carianne Rouge made from some 40-50 years old Grenache (Qtr. des Combes) and Syrah and Mouvedre from Qtr. Chantal. Of particular interest is his Cuvee l’Ebrescade, a top wine made from 80% Grenache planted around 1900, and some Syrah and Mourvèdre.

We very much look forward to our annual visit hoping that the energetic Madame Richaud is around, the knowledge and humor of whom we very much appreciate.