Living Without Sulfur

Cairanne vintner Marcel Richaud embraces risk in the name of purity
Issue: November 30, 2010

Richaud's passion is sulfur-or the lack of it. What differentiates this domaine from most of the 950 or so other wineries in the Côtes du Rhône is the fact that Richaud uses no sulfur-a commonly added substance that inhibits spoilage bacteria from ruining a wine during its aging-in the winemaking process. Wine Spectator Magdalena Rahn explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 9, 2010.

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