Clos Guérin Artisan Vigneron en Côtes du Rhône Villages

Owner & Winemaker of
Côtes du Rhône Villages

Clos Guérin photo famille Guérin

Clos Guérin

A family passion born in the XIXth century

Everything started at the down of the previous century, when the ancestor of the Guérin family came down from the “Haute Loire” towards the rich plains of the “Cévennes”. His ambition, at the time, was to revive a deserted estate and develop it. The first results were quickly very fruitful, thus proving he was right.

Three generations later – as family tradition demands – his descendants Christian and Michel allied to materialize their dream of rebuilding a wine estate. The search for an ideal soil lasted almost ten years.

The first vintages are written in red

Clos Guérin Richelieu vintage 2017 Côtes du Rhône Gold Medal

Richelieu – Vintage 2017

Syrah (80%), Grenache (20%)

Louis XIII was particularly fond of Montfrin for its thermal springs and their many medicinal virtues. That’s why Richelieu, when signing the Edit of Alais, naturally chose this place as his residence. This vintage thus pays tribute to the famous minister who linked the destiny of the village to that of a major writing in the history of France.

Mazarin – Vintage 2017

Grenache (80%), Syrah (20%)

The ruby robe of this vintage is reminiscent of that of the prestigious cardinal, the disciple and successor of Richelieu. How is it possible to quote the master without mentioning the pupil whose important work can only be equaled by the greatness of the teaching he was given.

Clos Guérin Mazarin vintage 2017 Côtes du Rhône
Clos Guérin Mazarin vintage 2017 Côtes du Rhône

Mazarin – Vintage 2017

Grenache (80%), Syrah (20%)

The ruby robe of this vintage is reminiscent of that of the prestigious cardinal, the disciple and successor of Richelieu. How is it possible to quote the master without mentioning the pupil whose important work can only be equaled by the greatness of the teaching he was given.

A perfectly integrated estate

The Clos Guérin extends over a dozen hectares, including eight in vines. It forms a consistent whole on which Syrah and Grenache like to meet Cinsault and Mourvèdre. All the plots are classified as Côtes du Rhône Villages AOC.

Our commitment of the environment is reflected in the integral management of the vineyard in organic agriculture. Here, tillage replaces the use of substances that disturb biodiversity and threaten natural balances.

The cellar

Tradition & Modernity

Reinforced insulation of building with stone wool, stainless steel vats, centralized temperature control: the Clos Guérin has decisive advantages serving a top quality wine.

Our oenologist – the cellar Master – is responsible for the high quality of the blendings carried out. The aromatic richness of our cuvee is the result of extreme rigor, imparted with passion throughout the breeding process.

When the vintage deserves it, the nectar goes through a decisive stage: a specific ageing in oak barrels thus giving light woody note while limiting tannins. The quintessence! For demanding amateurs in search of authenticity.

Cellar oak barrels

The cellar

Tradition & Modernity

Reinforced insulation of building with stone wool, stainless steel vats, centralized temperature control: the Clos Guérin has decisive advantages serving a top quality wine.

Our oenologist – the cellar Master – is responsible for the high quality of the blendings carried out. The aromatic richness of our cuvee is the result of extreme rigor, imparted with passion throughout the breeding process.

When the vintage deserves it, the nectar goes through a decisive stage: a specific ageing in oak barrels thus giving light woody note while limiting tannins. The quintessence! For demanding amateurs in search of authenticity.

Map of Côtes du Rhône vineyards

A Controlled Designation of Origin

Côtes du Rhône Villages AOC

Since 1937 the regional designation “Côtes du Rhône” has qualified the wines produced throughout the Rhône Valley. In its most southern part, on the edge of Provence, only a handful of municipalities benefit from the mention “Villages”. The real qualitative marker reflects the local know-how and promotes the specificities of the terroir. The several thousand hectares of land thus classified are subject to the very strict specifications that limit the yield as well as the choice of grape varieties, and supervise the winemaking process.

The Côtes du Rhône Villages are thus recognized for their elegance, their finer although stronger aromas, and their ability to ageing.

A terroir pruned for the vine

The Clos Guérin enjoys a privileged location: in the heart of the Golden Triangle, on a terrace dating back to the Quaternary period, it is as close as can be to the Rhône and the Gardon.

The soil is mostly made up of ancient alpine diluviums turned into pebbles after millennia of slow erosion. Locally, these quartzite aggregates mixed with a matrix of red clays are sometimes present up to eight meter deep. They bring freshness and fruity aromas.

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