Domaine Grand Nicolet
1174, Route de Violes (Quartier Les Esqueyrons)
Tel. +33 490 289 154
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 10.00-18.00
vines were planted
on site in 1875 - arond 1 ha.
In the period
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
Later a daughter from the Nicolet
married Leyraud and two brothers Maurice and Bernard Leyraud then run 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.
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
Cotes du Rhone
2016: 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Carignan and 5% Mourvedre.
Photos from the cellar are from a visit 2010.