Producer wine
Romain Le Bars

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Rhône Valley

PRODUCTION :
4,500 bottles/year

Romain Le Bars

Romain Le Bars is part of a band of young vignerons (Valentin Valles, Sébastien Chatillon, Gregory Guillaume, and Charles Soulier) who are putting the deep southern Rhône/Gard on the natural wine map in a significant way. Romain works a minuscule 1.50 hectare vineyard and had his first harvest in 2018. Before bottling his first vintage, he spent 7 years working for Tavel legend Eric Pfifferling (Domain L’Anglore) and that influence is evident in the glass! The wines are mostly blends of Grenache and Syrah, vinified in used wood barrels, that are either carbonically macerated or direct press. These are light, zero-zero wines made in the same spirit as his former employer. In other words, light in color and powerful in expression! Romain is certainly a name to pay attention to as these tiny production wines have garnered an immediate following!

CUVÉES
Wine

Tavel

Region: Rhône Valley
Grape: Grenahce, Syrah
Vineyard Size: 1.50 hectares
Soil: 
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, carbonic maceration, spontaneous fermentation in barriques with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in barriques
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Lirac Rosé

Region: Rhône Valley
Grape: Mourvèdre
Vineyard Size: 1.50 hectares
Soil: 
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Lirac

Region: Rhône Valley
Grape: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan
Vineyard Size: 1.50 hectares
Soil: 
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: carbonic maceration, spontaneous fermentation in barriques and cuves with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in barriques and cuves
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Homme de la roche”

Region: Rhône Valley
Grape: Carignan
Vineyard Size: 1.50 hectares
Soil: 
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: carbonic maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 8 mg/L

Wine

“Nouveau Nez”

Region: Rhône Valley
Grape: Carignan, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Grenache
Vineyard Size: 1.50 hectares
Soil: 
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: carbonic maceration, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Pousse Cailloux”

Region: Rhône Valley
Grape: Grenache, Syrah
Vineyard Size: 1.50 hectares
Soil: 
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: carbonic maceration, spontaneous fermentation in barriques and cuves
Aging: in barriques and cuves
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none