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Michel Gassier

With encyclopedic knowledge of the wines and terroirs of the Rhône as well as his native Costieres de Nîmes, Michel […]

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Michel Gassier

With encyclopedic knowledge of the wines and terroirs of the Rhône as well as his native Costieres de Nîmes, Michel Gassier is a restless and innovative vigneron. Usually inquisitive personalities like Michel start as outsiders, enfants terribles, iconoclasts. Such is not the case with Michel, whose family has been growing grapes and making wine in the Costieres de Nîmes for four generations. Together with his wife Tina, they are helping to establish a new level of quality for Costieres de Nîmes without forsaking the uniqueness of their terroir.

They have achieved this through nurturing their land, farming organically, promoting biodiversity, and respecting their employees as much as their vines. They are proponents of indigenous varieties and taking advantage of the diversity of climats to make wines that are dense and pure but elegantly balanced. Cercius is made in partnership with Eric Solomon and Philippe Cambie from several sites throughout the Rhône valley. Nostre Païs is the epitome of the terroir of the Costieres de Nîmes while Lou Coucardié represents the aspirations of Michel and Tina through conversation with the land and its history.

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Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Primary Appellation
    Costières-de-Nîmes
  • Proprietor
    Michel & Tina Gassier
  • Winemaker
    Michel Gassier
  • Size / Elevation
    70 hectares / 300 meters
  • Age of Vines
    20-80+ years
  • Farming
    Certified organic (AB)
  • Varieties
    Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier, Bourboulenc, Sauvignon Blanc
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections
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