winemaker : David Reynaud
Region: Rhone Valley
Grape varieties : syrah, roussanne, marsanne
Surface Winery: 20 ha
Certification: Bio (AB ,ECOCERT) and Biodynamie (Biodyvin)
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|The vineyard of Les Bruyères, managed by David Reynaud and his mother, reaches 20 hectares, essentially in AOC Crozes Hermitage, and has a yield of 35 hectoliters, on a clay-limestone terrace soil, a draining soil with detrital pebbles. Certified by Ecocert, the cultivation is carried out by hand for disbudding, lifting, green harvesting and elimination of between-hearts, as well as for the harvest in autumn, when the grapes are sorted by hand on the cutting board and on the table at reception. The Reynaud family offers several versions of their red and white " Crozes-Hermitage ", as well as vins de pays des collines rhodaniennes in white Viognier, rosé, red Syrah and Merlot. Convinced of the quality of the work, and adhering to the same philosophy, Max and Maryline Mathais, friends and neighbours have been bringing their grapes from almost 8 hectares of Crozes-Hermitage, which are organically grown, to the vinification since the 2009 harvest. The history of Winery Les Bruyères merges with that of the Serret family and then the Reynaud family; a history marked by the memory of two great-grandfathers. One built the bases of the estate planting a few vines, the other moved his roller press from farm to farm. Then, after the war, came Georges Reynaud, the grandfather, the precursor of the kiwi plantation in the Rhone Valley.||He also considerably developed the cultivation of the vine, up to 7 ha, delivering his harvest to the cooperative cellar in Tain-l'Hermitage, passionate about the image to be given to the "Crozes-Hermitage". In 1988, in order to perpetuate a beautiful working tool, the Winery was taken over by the daughter-in-law, Marceline Reynaud. Under her guidance, the vines were restructured and trellised in order to mechanize the vineyard. She contributes to the expansion of the vineyard, up to 12ha, which is completed by apricot tree plantations. In 2000, her son David joined her on the estate. With a BTA in viti-oenology, he decided to write a new page in the history of Winery by opting for organic farming. He buys a few plots of land, replants and gradually converts the farm to biodynamics. David Reynaud realized his great project in 2003: the vinification and marketing of his own harvest in a brand new complex that uses gravity in the respect of a demanding work. This was the birth of " Winery Les Bruyères".|