"This 5th generation estate is run by Françoise Roumieux, along with her sister Béatrice, and brother Didier. Their family estate is comprised of 40 separate parcels scattered throughout the appellation. The largest pieces are located in the south of the appellation and the northeastern sub-zone of "La Crau." The diversity of soils and terroirs gives them the opportunity to blend and create a "best of vintage" offering for each of their three Châteauneuf cuvées. We will be working with their entry-level, "Clos du Calvaire" and their old-vines called, "La Crau de Ma Mère", both starting with the 2007 vintage.

Robert Parker recently described the wines: "These consistently reliable Chateauneuf du Papes are always representative of Provence, and are made in a rich, earthy, peppery, fruity style with plenty of body as well as Chateauneuf du Pape typicity. Not generally wines to lay away, rather, they are to consume during their first 10-12 years of life, with the only exception being certain vintages of the top cuvée, La Crau de Ma Mère."

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Mayard 'Clos du Calvaire' Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Full-bodied, rich and velvety in texture, a tank sample of the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Clos du Calvaire looks to be another success. I loved the purity of this cuvée's black raspberry fruit. Having been pleasantly bowled over by the performance of the wines from Vignobles Mayard

Mayard 'Clos du Calvaire' Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The plushest and easiest to drink of the multiple Mayard cuvées is the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Clos du Calvaire. A blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault, it's full-bodied and creamy textured, with loads of blueberry and cherry fruit, hints of garrigue

Mayard 'Clos du Calvaire' Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Dark ruby. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of cracked pepper and licorice. Broad and fleshy but rather brooding on the palate, offering ripe blackcurrant and boysenberry flavors and a bit of warmth. Finishes broad and spicy, with building

Mayard 'La Crau de Ma Mere' Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 "The most muscular and structured of the lineup, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau de Ma Mere is knockout stuff. Made from 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah, all from La Crau and aged almost all in foudre, it boasts terrific aromatics of black raspberry, raspberry,

Vignobles Mayard Clos du Calvaire 2007
91  International Wine Cellar 
 International Wine Cellar 91 "Bright red. Highly aromatic bouquet of raspberry, cherry-cola, dried rose and allspice. Fresh, suave and pinot-like, with excellent precision to its red berry and spice flavors. The clear finish features lingering sweetness."  Robert Parker 90 "Enormous aromas of