2016 - MARCEL RICHAUD - Cotes du Rhone Cairanne Rouge, Rhone Valley

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Marcel Richaud was a pioneer in southern Rhone in using organic practices and minimizing So2 in his wines early 70's in the village of Cairanne. 

His wine are always big (classical of the area) but somehow always balanced and still with a great acidity as a backbone. Marcel is very experienced and always blends in different grape varieties to make this wine a delight. From a base of Grenache, Marcel complete the blend  with some Carignan, Mourvedre and Syrah. The vines are old vines ranging from 40 to 70 years old, so it's concentrated. The wine is partly aged in oak vessels (foudres) and partly in concrete tanks. We're always amazed by the drinkability of Richaud wines. 

A deep ruby color, notes of red fruits, ripe fruits, with a notes of stewed fruits. The wine is powerful, with a big volume blended with silky and souple tannins.