Domaine Dard & Ribo is located in Mercurol, a village located east from the village of Tain l'Hermitage; we are in the northern part of the Rhone region.
The Domaine is managed by Jean-René François Dard and Ribo, two men that despite the company's reputation maintain a low profile; to confirm this, the winery and the aesthetic side of the buildings are not maintained as one of Chateau Bordeaux. René-Jean and François have started producing about 30 years ago (1884), now have cleared the use of the chemical is in the cellar and the vineyard; today the vineyards are cultivated according to biodynamic agriculture dictates. Over the years the area planted has expanded to about 8.5 hectares of vineyards, of which 0.50 on lease.
The wines are the classics of Appelation of the Northern Rhone, made with native white grape varieties of Roussane and red grapes of the Syrah variety. In the cellar the grapes are de-stemmed to 90%, the remainder stemmed not favor a spontaneous fermentation with no yeasts; maceration have lasted 10 to 20 days depending on the type and the vintage. The aging is done in barrels of medium to small size. The result are serious wines and deep, with a strong natural imprint and perfect adherence to the terroir of origin.
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