About This Vineyard
Marcel Richaud is now considered by most in the international wine press to be one of the two top producers in the Cairanne area. A recent jaunt through the happening wine-bistros in Paris revealed to what extent his wines have taken the town by storm. He does a special bottling for the famed Willi’s Wine Bar, for example. Richaud’s formula is very simple: the wines are made in the vineyard by pruning short, never using synthetic fertilizers, keeping the average age of the vines over 25 years old, and keeping the yields down. Nature does the rest so he claims!
The l’Ebrescade is Richaud’s top wine, with an average vine age of 45 years and grown on clay and limestone soils. Plum, licorice and spice are found in abundance, along with lovely mineral and iron notes.