A bright yellow in the glass. The nose is rich and aromatic with notes of white peach, honeysuckle and subtle ginger spices. On the palate, the flavours are concentrated giving excellent texture to the wine. The expressive fruit flavours are perfectly balanced with zesty acidity and freshness on the finish.
The Richaud family’s approach allows the true expression of the fruit and the vineyards to shine through in the glass. All 30 hectares of Richaud's meticulously kept vineyards are certified organic. The 2019 Cairanne Blanc is a blend of Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Marsanne. The fruit comes from a lieu-dit called ‘La Montagne’ in Cairanne. The vines are north-west facing and planted on sandy soils. They are between 20 and 40 years old. The wines have excellent concentration as a result.
Domaine Richaud, situated in the heart of Cairanne, has a reputation for producing some of the finest wines of the Southern Rhône, 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's Côte d'Or than with what he describes as “the over-extracted wines of the South”. Today, his daughters Claire and Édith and his son Thomas run the family domaine.