Cairanne Blanc - 2020 - Marcel Richaud
A rich nose of honeyed pear, white peach, citrus zest, flower buds and spices. With its silky palate and lovely volume, this is well balanced wine with a southern soul. A cuvée to make us reconsider this appellation's potential for white wines!
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 14 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2025
A blend of Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier and Grenache Blanc made from 20- to 40-year-old vines farmed organically and planted mainly on sandy soil. The grapes are harvested by hand, with yields around 20 hl/ha. Natural vinification: 12 hours of cold pre-fermentation maceration, followed by a long pressing of 5/7 hours, and one month of fermentation in concrete tanks. Matured 15 months in concrete vats (and in 12-hl muid barrels for the Clairette and Bourboulenc). Neither fined nor filtered, and just a microdose of sulphur.
Marcel Richaud, undisputed leader of natural wine in the Rhône, is based in Cairanne, an emblematic appellation where his estate is the emblematic estate of the appellation! The vast estate is composed of 60 hectares and yet, in the vineyard like in the cellar, the work is very, very rigorous. Long gone is the era when the Richauds would deliver their juice to the local co-op. Marcel built...All wines
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