The 2009 has a dark red colour, with ripe red fruits and blackberry on the nose. The fresh aromas and flavours are complemented by supple tannins and underlying fruit intensity. As with Marcel Richaud`s other wines, this wine is characterised by its purity and juicy fruit appeal that matches the elegant feel and fine texture on the fine finish.
Domaine Richaud has a reputation for producing some of the finest wines in the Southern Rh̫ne, characterised by bright fruit, superb balance and great drinkability. Marcel Richaud is the fifth generation of his family to make wine. Stylistically he sees himself as having more in common with Burgundy
80% of the wine was fermented in tank and the rest in 600 litre oak barrels held in Domaine Richaud’s underground cellar. Winemaking is kept as natural as possible and Marcel never uses new oak. The wine remained in the cellar until bottling without fining or filtration to keep as much of the fruit character as possible. Marcel adds no sulphur during the winemaking, with a tiny amount at bottling to ensure stability.