Nicolas Renaud was a History teacher in his former life. After spending two vintages at Vieille Julienne in Châteauneuf du Pâpe, Nicolas extended further into a vineyard in the Southern Rhone to the west of Tavel. Where he meticulously produces his own wines.
From 60 year old Grenache vines with a northeastern exposure and 30 year old Cinsault vines with a southwestern exposure, this wine is a blend of two cuvées. One portion undergoes carbonic maceration for about twelve days before being fermented in vats while the other is slowly crushed and then fermented in vats