Rémi Klein’s father bought Domaine Réméjeanne in 1960. Réméjeanne is in the Côtes-du-Rhône, close to Bagnols-sur-Ceze, on the west side of the river. He started with 5 hectares and it has now grown to 35 ha. Rémi Klein has almost become a reference for what Côtes-du-Rhône can be. For Remi it is the soil that decides. It is the terroir that expresses itself through the grape, especially when it comes to Grenache. He considers it to be a very interesting grape but, he underlines, it has to be treated correctly.
It cannot take high yields without losing both aromas and colour. He mixes the Grenache with Syrah and also some Mourvèdre that he is progressively increasing by new plantings. Remi thinks it adds some finesse to the wines. He is always experimenting: micro-oxygenation, malolactic fermentation in barrel, different ways to do pigeage (stomping down the cap of skins and pips) etc – but all is just a means to find the best expression of his terroir.
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