Domaine Grand Nicolet

EARL Nicolet-Leyraud
Jean-Pierre Bertrand
1174, Route de Violes (Quartier Les Esqueyrons) 84110 Rasteau
Tel. +33 490 289 154
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 10.00-18.00
Mail: domainegrandnicolet@rasteau.fr
Web: http://www.domainegrandnicolet.fr

The first vines were planted on site in 1875 - arond 1 ha.
In the period 1912-1917 Joseph Nicolet expanded the area of vineyard and in 1926 hes established the first private cellar in Rasteau and made wines for his single crop property. In 1924 he already presented a wine under the name of Grand Nicolet, reportedly with success. 
Later
a daughter from
the Nicolet family became married Leyraud and two brothers Maurice and Bernard Leyraud then run the property. The daughter of one of the two brothers married Jean Pierre Bertrand, who took over the place in 1999 after his father in-law.
At this time
the domaine covered 30 hectares of Cotes du Rhone Village Rasteau, which at the transition to the CRU status was changed to 26 ha. AOP Rasteau and 4 ha. Cotes du Rhone.


Wines:

Rasteau Terre de Bertrand
2015: 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Carignan.

Rasteau Vieilles Vignes
2015: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre
10% of Syrah aged in 2-3-years-old pièces for 12 months.

Rasteau Les Esqueyrons
2015: 50% Grenache (80 years) and 50% Syrah (50 years)
Syrah aged in one-year-old barrels for 12 months.

Vin Doux Naturel Grenat
2015: 100% 80-years-old Grenache. 15% aged in 3-years-old pièces for a year.

Vin Doux Naturel Ambré
2015: 100% 80-years-old Grenache. 15% aged in 3-years-old pièces for a year.

Cotes du Rhone
2016: 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Carignan and 5% Mourvedre.



Photos from the cellar are from a visit 2010.


.Jean-Pierre Bertrand.

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Update 05-10-2018