Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Côtes du Rhône, Rasteau and Roaix from Elodie Balme.
Elodie Balme.


Elodie Balme's beginnings in wine started with sales. But it didn't last very long, and at 19 she quit her job to study viticulture and oenology. As part of her curriculum, she was placed part-time with Marcel Richaud, one of the pioneers of biodynamics in the Southern Rhône. The two quickly became friends, and Marcel's approach to viticulture and winemaking resounded deeply with Elodie. With her mentor Marcel's encouragement, she founded Domaine Elodie Balme at just 23 years old.


This interview with Elodie Balme took place in her Côtes du Rhône vines in July, 2012.


This visit with Elodie Balme took place in June, 2012.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Maya Pedersen.


Vin de France: made with 50% Grenache vines of about 40 years of age (1 HA), on sandy soils in Roaix in CDR A.O.C area. 20% of the blend comes from 8-year-old Merlot (not allowed in CDR blend) and 30% from 40-year-old Carignan grown along the river, outside of A.O.C area.


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