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Nicolas Haeni’s Domaine Malmont; “The Art of the Smallest Mistake”

Walking the steep, terraced slopes of Nicolas Haeni’s magnificent Malmont vineyard put me in mind of Werner Herzog’s film “Fitzcarraldo” in which the protagonist, played by Claus Kinski, moves a steam ship over a mountain as part of his plan to build an opera house in the Amazon jungle. It’s an act that is simultaneously crazy, brilliantly engineered and done out of pure passion. While Nicolas isn’t the madman that Kinski’s character is in the film, the brilliance and sheer will that it took to create Malmont make him a heroic vigneron.

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Technical Sheet

Country: Region: Appellation: Producer: Year Founded: Annual Production Total: Farming: Harvest Method: Total Estate Size: Website: Social Media:  
France Rhone Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Séguret Nicolas Haeni 2012 1,250 cases Following organic and biodynamic principals Manual 5 ha Website Link Twitter Facebook

Technical Table

Wine Name Varieties Average Vine Age Soil Vineyard Area Elevage Filteration Fining Annual Production
Cotes du Rhone 55% grenache, 45% syrah 11 years Rocky limestone and clay 3.5 ha 300-360 meters Yes No 460 cases
Cotes du Rhone-Villages Séguret Rouge 55% grenache, 45% syrah 11 years Rocky limestone and clay 3.5 ha 300-360 meters Yes No 330 cases
Cotes du Rhone-Villages Séguret Blanc 100% roussanne 30 years Rocky limestone and clay 0.5 ha 300-360 meters Yes No 84 cases
Cotes du Rhone-Villages Séguret Rosé 65% grenache, 35% syrah 11 years Rocky limestone and clay 3.5 ha 300-360 meters Yes No 260 cases