The first hectare of vines has been planted in 1875.
The cellar was built on the estate in 1926; first private cellar of the appellation at the time!
From 1930, the production of cereals is progressively dismissed and Joseph Nicolet started developping the vineyard and planted some Grenache noir and Carignan.
That was the start of the Domaine Grand Nicolet !
In 1999, Jean Pierre Bertrand, passionate by the viticulture started running the estate on his own, and started bottling his best wines.
The viticulture and vinification are very traditional, Jean-Pierre started step by step to give up any chemical treatment and to plough the entire vineyard all year round.
Here, the ancestral and traditional methods are permanently facing modern viticulture so as to produce strong character and authentic wines and yet contemporary of their time.
The Winery produces today a beautiful range of Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages Rasteau and Vin Doux Naturel red.
The wines show you what the terroir is in Rasteau! They are generous and powerful, with spicy notes, black fruits and garrigue. They represent proudly the Rhône Valley.
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