*VARIETY : *80% Cinsault / 20% Grenache
30 year old vines
Sandy-silt, decomposed granite
HARVEST : hand picked
2 stainless steel tanks
5 day carbonic maceration for Grenache
10 day carbonic for Cinsault
Racking and bottling by gravity.
Nicolas Renaud is a geologist born and raised in the Rhône. For many years, he taught the geology at university, tending vines on the side. In 2005, he began renting his own vines, and in the meantime has cultivated a mosaic of parcels – in and around Rochefort du Gard – with unique bedrocks, soils and long forgotten vines. His wines are the perfect physical analog to the breadth of knowledge he brings to the vineyard. Working organically, Nicolas and his wife are showing what the magnificent terroir of the Rhône has to offer.