Hervé Souhaut

Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet, Rhône Valley


This 5 hectares estate was created in 1993 by Hervé Souhaut, step by step. By purchasing and planting different vines, the age of the vines goes from 50 to 100 years old. On the side, Hervé also negotiate carefully  selected grapes, making its production reach around 25.000 bottles a year.

At an early stage, Hervé decided to follow the influence of natural winemakers to let the grapes express their terroir.

"My philosophy is to extract a delicate balance of tannins from the grapes, to make a wine with subtlety and finesse" - Hervé Souhaut

Location Rhône Valley, France
Appellations Vin de pays de France
Soils 5 hectares
Soils Schist
Varieties cultivated Gamay, Syrah, Viognier, Roussanne
Yields/Annual production Around 25.000 bottles
Age of vines 50 to 100 years old
Farming/Winemaking Organic farming, whole grape bunches fermentation and semi-carbonic maceration, no additives
Certification None