Oenologue consultant (H/F)
Salaire annuel (min/max en €) : Salaire à définir
Region: Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, Rhône Alpes
Expérience souhaitée : Minimum 5 à 10 ans
Durée hebdomadaire : Temps plein
Date embauche : Lundi 05 juin 2017
Le GROUPE ICV est le cabinet de conseil œnologique le plus important de France avec ses 9 centres œnologiques.
Le poste est basé au centre œnologique de la Vallée du Rhône, à Beaumes-de-Venise.
L’activité de conseil et d’analyse se développant fortement, le centre est à la recherche d’un œnologue afin d’assister à temps complet M. Philippe CAMBIE, œnologue de réputation internationale.
Le CONSULTANT ADJOINT aura la mission principale d’’assister M. Philippe CAMBIE et sera également intégré à l’équipe des 6 œnologues
consultants du centre œnologique.
Mission principale : accompagner techniquement sous la responsabilité de M. CAMBIE des vignerons et négoces de la Vallée du Rhône (Châteauneuf du pape, Gigondas, Lirac, Rasteau, Cairanne …) depuis les vendanges jusqu’aux assemblages et le soutien à la vente.
La personne recherchée sera le bras droit de M. Philippe CAMBIE, en vendange et hors vendanges.
Il aura la responsabilité du suivi analytique de la clientèle (sous validation de M. Philippe CAMBIE) et des commentaires des bulletins d’analyse.
Il aura à cœur de participer au développement de sa clientèle.
Mission secondaire : le CONSULTANT ADJOINT participera à d’autres missions du centre œnologique ainsi qu’à des missions pour le Groupe ICV.
Ce poste demande un investissement total, au service de nombreux grands vignerons, dans le but d’élaborer des vins d’exception.
Une parfaite entente relationnelle avec M. Philippe CAMBIE sera indispensable.
Œnologue / ingénieur agronome / ingénieur viticole
1 a 2 ans d’expérience dans un poste technique ou technico-commercial
Une bonne maitrise de la viticulture est un plus
Rigueur, méthodologie, curiosité
Réactivité, disponibilité, sens de l’humour
Aptitudes relationnelles reconnues, aptitudes à s’adapter à son interlocuteur
Aptitudes à travailler en équipe, bon communicant, empathie
Permis B indispensable
La maitrise de l’anglais et de l’espagnol est souhaitable.
Vous disposez d’un véhicule de service (Clio ou Kangoo), d’un ordinateur portable, d’un téléphone mobile, d’un bureau équipé au centre œnologique. Tous frais professionnels remboursés lors des déplacements. Les salariés du Groupe ICV bénéficient d’un accord sur la Réduction du Temps de Travail
contact ICV :LHUGOU@icv.fr
2016 in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the vintage of the century? By Philippe Cambie.
The summer has been hot and dry, with very little rain, but what was very important: hot days and especially cool nights.
The grapes were exceptionally healthy, part from some very rare case of late powdery mildew and a rather aggressive fourth generation of worms: practically no sorting in the cellar. An harvest of exceptional quality.
Reasonable good quantities and a record of anthocyanins and polyphenol on Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre.
According to the elders, the vintage reminds 1990!!! Mythical!
We are going to have colored and rich red wines, whites full of sweetness, Roussane and Clairette wines are outstanding.
For me, this is one of my best vintages ever vinified! Higher than 2015, 2012, 2010, 2007 and 2005!!! From all types of soils, it is for sure The great Grenache vintage !!!
Lots of power from La Crau, wines with a great deal of delicacy and class on the sands, rich and solar wines from the south districts !!! Nothing is missing.
A great homogeneity in quality throughout the appellation, with an altogether generous harvest. A vintage that should please the press and the Anglo-Saxon consumer.
28th Oct 2016 | The Wine Advocate
Vintage Wines RP
2009 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas le Lieu Dit 95
2012 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas le Lieu Dit 95
2013 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas La Colline 95
2010 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas le Lieu Dit 94+
2011 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas le Lieu Dit 94
Domaine des Bosquets has been in a state of transition since the young Julien Bréchet took over the estate in 2006, and this up and coming superstar didn’t waste any time implementing his own ideas. Since coming on board, there’s been a shift towards later harvests, lower yields, slightly longer macerations, more site-specific vinifications and just an overall trend towards fine tuning everything the estate does.
And bigger is not always better here; Julien also pulled back on the amount of saignée (which is the removing of some juice during fermentation to increase concentration) in some wines, and stresses elegance and purity every bit as much as he does texture and weight. In addition, the estate has been aided by well-known Rhône oenologue Philippe Cambie since 2004.
The estate itself, which can track its history back to 1376, covers 26 hectares of mostly old Grenache vines. The vineyards are located in prime Gigondas real estate and consist of north-facing, limestone marl and sandy soils located at an altitude of 300-400 meters. There have been new plantings recently, so I expect the size of the vineyards to grow slightly.
As to the wines reviewed in this retrospective, the estate makes three Gigondas cuvees. The traditional Gigondas is based on roughly 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, and it is completely destemmed and aged in concrete, old barrels, and in some cases demi-muids. This is a terrific classic cuvée that has plenty of Gigondas charm, yet leads with fruit.
In 2009 Julien created the first of two special cuvées, the Le Lieu-Dit. This cuvée comes from a small parcel of very old vines planted in the sandy soils just beside the estate. This is cooler terroir surrounded by trees, and it’s the last parcel to be harvested. The cuvée is primarily Grenache and is aged all in old Burgundy barrels and demi-muids. This cuvée has seen a significant change in style and has moved from a very ripe, blockbuster-styled cuvée in 2009 to a more Burgundian, elegant and seamless style today.
Lastly, Julien created the second special cuvée called La Colline in 2013. This comes from a small, contiguous parcel of a larger, higher elevation vineyard. It’s mostly Grenache (there’s some Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault), from crazy low yields (eight hectoliters per hectare in 2013), and is completely destemmed and aged in demi-muids (there were only four barrels made in 2013). Where the Le Lieu-Dit cuvée is all about finesse and elegance, this beauty has some real oomph and is a big, rich, sensationally textured Gigondas. They’ve only made this cuvée twice, but it’s destined to be one of the greatest wines in the appellation.
Truthfully, the sky is the limit at this fabulous estate.
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28th Oct 2016 | The Wine Advocate
Vintage Wines RP
2009 Vignobles Mayard Chateauneuf du Pape la Crau de Ma Mere 94
2003 Vignobles Mayard Chateauneuf du Pape la Crau de Ma Mere 94
2007 Vignobles Mayard Chateauneuf du Pape la Crau de Ma Mere 94
2012 Vignobles Mayard Chateauneuf du Pape la Crau de Ma Mere 93
2010 Vignobles Mayard Chateauneuf du Pape la Crau de Ma Mere 92
Covering 43 hectares spread throughout the appellation (there are over 30 parcels, with their largest parcel in the Grand Coulet lieu-dit, located in the south), Vignobles Mayard was established in 1898, with the first estate bottling in 1929. Today, the winemaking is in the hands of proprietress Françoise Roumieux-Mayard, and has been since 1999 when she took over from her father. She’s joined by her sister Béatrice Mayard, who handles exports and public relations, and their brother Didier Mayard, who handles sales. They’re also aided by well-known Rhône oenologue Philippe Cambie.
As to the wines, the estate makes four Châteauneuf du Papes: one white and three reds. The white is based on Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette and Bourboulenc, and is brought up in a mix of stainless steel and barrels. The entry-level red is the Clos du Calvaire, which gets the younger vines of the estate and is 70% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Cinsault. The Domaine du Père Pape incorporates slightly more Syrah and is raised all in foudre. Lastly, the flagship cuvée is the la Crau de Ma Mère, which comes from very old vines in the La Crau lieu-dit. It can at times incorporate some whole clusters (the estate largely destems everything) and is aged in foudre and barrels.
Françoise and her nephew Arthur triaging the Roussanne.
For this retrospective, we focused on the Châteauneuf du Pape la Crau de Ma Mere, starting with the 2013 and going back to 1999. We finished the tasting with a gorgeous bottle of their 1949, which was made by Françoise’s parents. I was incredibly impressed with the ageability of the cuvée, and while it has a charming, even sexy style in its youth, it improves for over a decade; and if properly stored, it keeps for about as long as you’d like. For whatever reason, this estate doesn’t get much attention in the market place, but they produce beautiful, classic Châteauneuf du Papes well worth checking out.
28th Oct 2016 | The Wine Advocate
Vintage Wines RP
2010 Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape les Hautes Brusquieres Cuvee Speciale 97
2007 Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape les Hautes Brusquieres Cuvee Speciale 96
2009 Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape les Hautes Brusquieres Cuvee Speciale 95
2007 Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 95
2010 Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 95
Going back to 1912, Domaine de la Charbonnière has been passed down through the Maret family for generations, and today it is run by sisters Caroline and Veronique Maret, with their parents Mireille and Michel still actively involved. The estate covers 17 hectares, mostly located in the eastern portion of Châteauneuf du Pape, yet also with vines in Les Brusquières and Barratin, both of which are in the northern part of the appellation. They make a number of cuvées, with a number of site-specific wines that truly show individual, unique characters, which are always a joy to taste through. In general, these are destemmed (starting in 2000) and aging occurs in a mix of foudres, tanks and smaller barrels.
To quickly go through the wines that are the focus of this retrospective, the classic Châteauneuf du Pape is a destemmed blend of mostly Grenache with 15% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre. It comes from all of the estate’s terroirs and is brought up in tank, foudre and smaller barrels.
The first of the three site-specific Châteauneuf du Papes is the Mourre des Perdrix, which comes from vineyards just beside the estate (this is in the eastern portion of the appellation) and mostly sandy and clay-laced soils. This is always the most elegant and seamless of the special cuvées, and despite its forward character, it ages beautifully on its balance.
The Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is more Grenache-dominated (95% Grenache and 5% Mourvèdre) and comes from the La Crau lieu-dit. This cuvée is always the most tannic, structured and even austere at times.
Lastly, the Châteauneuf du Pape Hautes Brusquières comes from the Brusquières lieu-dit in the northern part of the appellation. It includes a large chunk of Syrah (upwards of 40%) and is always the largest scaled, most textured and rich of the three special cuvées.
An Incredible History Lesson
For this monster tasting, we went through almost all of the cuvées, from the youngest to the oldest wines, tasting each vintage together. The special cuvées were tasted back to 1994, with the classic Châteauneuf du Pape going all the way back to 1969. This was truly an incredible tasting and I was honored to take part.
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Philippe Cambie is a formidable figure with a prodigious winemaking experience and influence both in the Southern Rhône and the Languedoc, most notably in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and surrounding appellations. A former rugby player, Cambie is known for his gutsy wines, his belief in teamwork and the idea that people are the most important component of terroir. A recent project is in collaboration with Michel Gassier of Costières de Nîmes producing a line-up of grenache-based blends from various southern appellations called “Les Halos de Jupiter”. The reference to Jupiter, the god of gods, is likened to grenache – the leader of the southern grape varieties. The “halos” are the unique expression of grenache in various appellations. The Halos series Côtes du Rhone and Costieres de Nîmes have been available in Ontario through VINTAGES since the inaugural 2009 vintage. The Vacqueyras, Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape expressions of Halos are available through private order, in small quantities but are worth seeking out.