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.
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.
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