Grapes: Mourvedre + Picpoul Gris
Region: Rhone, France
Nicolas Renaud is a geologist born and raised in the Rhône. For many years, he taught geology at university, tending vines on the side. In 2005, he began renting his own vines, and in the meantime has cultivated a mosaic of parcels – in and around Rochefort du Gard – with unique bedrocks, soils and long forgotten vines. His wines are the perfect physical analog to the breadth of knowledge he brings to the vineyard. Working organically, Nicolas and his wife are showing what the magnificent terroir of the Rhône has to offer.