About the Wine Uncensored episode
Jérémie Castor, winemaker for Chateau St. Nabor joined John Sporing, founder of A Life Well Drunk for a virtual tasting on February 25, 2021.
Did you miss the live tasting? No worries, you can watch it here:
In the February 25 tasting we sipped and discussed threeCotes du Rhone wines:
- 2019 Chardonnay
- 2019 Cotes du Rhone Red
- 2018 Cotes du Rhone Villages Cuvée Prestige
Meet the Maker
Jérémie and his brother, Raphael, are the 6th generation winemakers wine of the family, and are located in the southern Rhone Valley, 1h north of Avignon and 45 minutes west of Châteauneuf du Pape.
They are independent producers, and own their land, grow their grapes, and make wines in their cellar exclusively with their grapes. They control every step of the process and truly show terroir and identity.
They have 150 hectares (around 370 acres) of vines in production and produce an average of 800,000 bottles per year (67,000 cases). Everything is done by only the family (Jérémie, his brother, and their father) and four employees in the vineyards. During harvest it is only Jérémie and his brother in the cellar.
This is how you get a family owned and operated estate, where the owner is the same person who cleans the tanks.