Since 1994, Michel Tardieu has been selecting and growing wines from very old vines and from the best terroirs of each appellation. Associated until 2007 with Dominique Laurent, known for the concentration of his Burgundy wines, Michel Tardieu has, because of the innate richness of the Rhone Valley wines, always sought to favour elegance and aromatic complexity in his selections.
Promoted two stars in the 2021 Revue du Vin de France guide.
In addition to his classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Michel Tardieu produces a cuvée Vieilles Vignes, a blend of grenache (80%, 80 to over 100 years), mourvèdre (10%, 60 to 80 years) and syrah (10%, 50 years), more tense and spicier (pepper, clove, laurel), an interminable finish, a wine of great style and long ageing potential.
Terroirs : La Crau, Les Gardioles, La Janasse, Coste Froide, Bois Dauphin
Varieties (age of vines) : 80% grenache (80 to more than 100 years), 10% syrah (50 years), 10% mourvèdre (60 to 80 years)
Alcohol content : 14,5°
Vinification : 1/2 not destemmed grapes
Ageing : 12 months in one old barrels, and 12 months in wooden tank
Bottling : no fining and no filtration