Domaine Ribiera - "A Bicyclette" NV 750ml 13% abv
Husband and wife team Régis and Christine Pichon work 7.5 hectares of vines on the sloping hills surrounding the small village of Aspiran in the Hérault department in the Languedoc. The nearby Hérault River inspired them to name their estate Ribiera (meaning waterfront in Occitan).
Before making wine, Regis worked as a sommelier in one of the world’s great cellars at La Tour d’Argent in Paris and at the equally renowned wine shop Hediard, where he met his wife Catherine.
In 2005, Regis decided to move his family from the city to a tiny village and begin making wine. It wasn’t his background in the classics of Bordeaux or Burgundy that inspired him, but rather a bottle of Pierre Overnoy from Arbois in the Jura that opened his eyes to natural wine beauty.The wine was cleaner than he had thought a wine without sulphur wine could be and so much easier to drink than the extracted, conventional wines that he worked with daily as a sommelier. He knew that making wine rather than pouring it was his true path.
varietal where Bordeaux meets Rhone
90 % Cabernet Sauvignon 10 % Syrah
region: Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
Vin de France
style: crunchy red
Soil is mix of clay and red stones. 35 year old vines, biodynamic farming. Hand harvested, ambient yeast fermentation, bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal so2.Fresh and vibrant red, crunchy red fruit, gentle tannins. Very versatile with a wide range of foods.
35 yrs. Old vines, Soil is mix of clay and red stones, biodynamic farming. Hand harvested, spontaneous fermentation in tanks with ambient yeast fermentation, bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal so2, 10-15mg/L
Pairs well with Roasted Organic Country Chicken with Herb de provencal, Carbonnade de Flammande, Grilled Angus Beef Flank with chimichurri.