Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet – Hervé Souhaut
The Domaine was created in 1993 by Hervé. He first purchased parcels of old vines (between 50 and 100 years old). He also planted vines to reach about 5ha of surface. He also purchases selected grapes to reach a production of 25,000 bottles at the domaine. He cultivates viognier and roussanne for white, syrah and gamay for the red wines. Soil is mainly strong acidic granite. Hervé Souhaut is a trained biologist and since the very start conceived wine-making as an additive-free process, stressing the importance of healthy vines to produce stable wines.
Vin de Pays de l’Ardèche – “La Souteronne” 2016
Vineyard: right bank of the Rhone, opposite Hermitage hills. South-eastern and southern exposure. Hot climate influenced the Doux river delta
Grape variety: 100% Gamay from 60 to 80 years old vine
Terroir: Strong acidic granite
Winemaking: Whole bunch long maceration at a low temperature. Matured on fine lees in used oak casks. Bottled unfiltered, less than 25mg/l SO2.