F/R Françoise Roumieux

This side project by winemaker Françoise Roumieux, the fifth generation of winemakers at the prestigious Mayard family estate, is sourced from specific parcels in the southern Rhône valley.



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Organic vineyard in Rhone
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At A Glance

Françoise and her children, Nicolas and Coline, represent the 5th and 6th generation of winemakers at the prestigious Clos du Calvaire family estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape (previously Vignobles Mayard). With the 2016 vintage Françoise expanded the family’s efforts with a small negociant project for the Côtes du Rhône, and in 2019, added Châteauneuf-du-Pape blanc and rouge. The family puts a strong emphasis on biodiversity and organic farming practices and sources for the F/R selections from farmers with the same respect. President of Femmes Vignes Rhône, an organization that shines a light on the women working in the Rhône valley wine industry, Françoise sources through these partners whenever possible. Sustainable and organic vineyard practices.

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REGION: Rhône Valley

WINEMAKERS: Françoise Roumieux and son, Nicolas

ESTATE OWNER: Micro-negociant, Françoise Roumieux

FARMING: Practicing organic

KEY GRAPE VARIETIES: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre. Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussane

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