Domaine Richeaume: Taking the Provencal Wine Road Less Travelled
Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull:
Sylvain Hoesch was not going to be a winemaker. “No,” he answered, rather emphatically for a man who seemed to have such a quiet demeanor. “I was sure I was going to do something else.”
Hoesch grew up on Domaine Richeaume, the 65-hectare (160-acre) estate his parents bought in 1972 when Hoesch’s father Henning decided to abandon his canon law professorship at Yale to pursue his dream of living a life centered on “old agricultural methods.” Or, so the story goes. Once the couple laid eyes on this property, I imagine it was not difficult to pack up and move to Provence.
…Continue reading here to read Susan’s detailed post on Domaine Richeaume located just minutes outside of Aix-en-Provence. This vineyard runs somewhat agains the “grain” producing almost exclusively red wine in an area that is awash in rosé. Although, the winery is located within the Côtes de Provence appellation this winemaker felt the limitations to be too confining for his wine so you will find Indication Geographique Protégée (IGP) on their bottles. If you get a chance to try the wine from Domaine Richeaume you will immediately understand the “quality before quantity” philosophy.
Via:: Provence WineZine