Last tuesday we were invited to the house of Marc Kreydenweiss, just outside Nîmes, France. In the beautiful rolling hills packed with miles and miles of the Costière de Nîmes grape fields, divided by black lanes of cypress, lies the 20 acres vineyard of Famille Kreydenweiss. At the end of the 20th century the 14th generation of winemakers moved from the Alsace to the Garde to satisfy their passion for red wine with grapes like carignan, grenache, mourvèdre, syrah and grenache. All organic, farming based on the moon calendar, with a cellar build on the golden ratio and constructed on the basis of ancient principles – the place is balanced like a perfect glass of wine.
7 wines are produced, in a total of 80.000 bottles a year. Our favorite was definitely the Ka, a cuvee of 100 % Carignan grapes from vines of more than 80 years old. A subtile and fresh wine, full of minerals and a beautiful long aftertaste, and served cold on a hot summer afternoon.