Guicharde Cotes du Rhone "Genest" 2016

Certified Organic. 100 year old vines Syrah with a little Grenache. Isabelle and Arnaud Guichard bought Domaine de la Guichard in 1988. Located near Mongragon in the village of Derboux in the Cotes du Rhone, the estate sits on a high plateau at the top of the Massif d'Uchaux. Planted primarily to Grenache and Syrah, with a tiny bit of Grenache Blanc and Gris, the Guichards reorganized their 37 acre estate vineyard to take better advantage of the soils and exposition. The grapes are hand-picked and sorted before undergoing fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After assemblage, the wines mature in concrete tanks before bottling. Over the years, the Guichards have methodically moved to organic farming. The vineyards are certified organic by ECOCERT and are transitioning to Biodynamic farming practices.