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SAS Roland Grangier : Wines of Charms on Rhône

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SAS Roland Grangier estate is located in Chavanay in the northern Rhône coast, in the heart of the Pilat Regional Nature Park. 

Agriculture has always been part of the family history whether in breeding, arboriculture or viticulture.

Marc MANOA, grandfather of Roland was a farmer he cultivated vines in the town of Pélussin, he made wine and had a breeding of dairy cows.

Charles GRANGIER, the father of Roland, after a few years spent on the exploitation of his brother-in-law, settled in the town of Chavanay by creating a farm in polyculture (vines and fruit trees).

In 2002 Roland GRANGIER created Domaine Grangier and took over the vineyards of parents and a neighbor, growing by planting in Saint Joseph White, Saint Joseph red and Condrieu to destine the estate to the exclusive cultivation of the vine.

After two years of work, in 2012 Roland and Céline GRANGIER have moved into a new cellar. A winery, a wine cellar and a tasting cellar were built.

Roland takes care of the vineyard as well as the wine and the reception of the customers, his wife Céline the second and deals particularly with the administrative tasks, the reception of the customers, the salons, the orders.

SAS Roland Grangier vineyard is driven in respect of the environment to preserve our terroir. In a constant concern for the quality of our wines since 2012, a cellar has been built to control better the winemaking, aging and wine preservation temperatures.

SAS Roland Grangier are present from the plantation of the vine to the marketing passing through all the stages of the works of the vine and winemaking.

The estate consists of 8 hectares of vines across the appellations of St Joseph and Condrieu with sloping vineyards planted on the classic granite soil of the region which gives the wines such character. The vineyards are managed sustainably, and a new winery containing state of the art equipment was built in 2012. The wines tread the perfect line between tradition and modernity, displaying classic expressions of the local varieties and terroirs.

Grass is left between one row of vines, whilst the other is worked using different tractor attachments, which decompacts, allowing good aeration of the soil, maintaining  microbial life while obtaining a sufficient level of organic matter. No pesticides are used.

In order to control the yields, the vines are disbudded just after bud break occurs. De-leafing of the vines takes place in summer to ensure a good aeration and optimize the sun exposure. Green harvesting is carried out to control the yields and to obtain grapes rich in sugars, tannins and polyphenols. The grapes are harvested manually, from mid September to early October.

Grapes are picked and sorted manually in the vineyard and also in the winery. Alcoholic fermentation occurs for 3 weeks in temperature controlled vat for 15 days with daily pump overs and punch downs. The wine is aged for 18 months in French barrels.

This 2019, SAS Roland Grangier has joined Singapore Newspaper Wines, Spirits and Beers Competition and won a gold medal:

SAINT JOSEPH COTE GRANITS 2016

 

Grape Varieties: 100% Syrah.

Farming Practices: Contains Sulphites.

Tasting Notes: An impressive successor to the 2015, Grangier’s 2016 Saint Joseph Cote Granits is silky and elegant, with violets, resinous herbs, peppery spice, cherries and raspberries. It’s only medium-bodied, but it packs in plenty of flavor and complexity, finishing long and fine.

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