60% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 20% Syrah
As the head of prestigious Châteauneuf-du-Pape house Vignobles Mayard, Françoise Roumieux has emerged as one of the appellation's most forward-thinking figures. She’s a leader in regenerative, no-till farming, and of the winemaking community that forms the lifeblood of the Southern Rhône.
Like all great leaders, Françoise thinks about others as much as herself. That’s how she came to her role as president of the Femmes Vignes Rhône—a tight-knit consortium of the Rhône Valley’s leading female winemakers—and in 2016, she created a micro-negociant to highlight the contributions of the group, sourcing grapes exclusively from the 30 or so estates that comprise the organization. The 2019 blend features grapes from the sandy, alluvial soils in Saint Gervais and Domazan, where Françoise sources from sites that meet her exacting organic standards.