Terroir: The vineyard is located in the Southern Rhône valley, in the Cairanne appellation whose soils are very varied: these are soils ranging from the Plan de Dieu plain up to the upper hillsides of Cairanne. This cuvée comes from our old vines farmed organically and biodynamically located the uppermost hillsides, composed of clayish and highly calcareous soil.
The climate is Mediterranean with hot and dry Summers punctuated with a few showers. The Mistral wind blows fairly consistently year-round, ensuring very favorable sanitary conditions for wine growing.
Grapes are harvested at perfect maturity and low yields. Harvest takes place in September and is entirely manual.
Vinification: Manual sorting of the grapes in the vineyard and in the cellar. De-stemming without crushing and vinification for 18 days under trays for slow and controlled extraction. Wild yeasts.
Maturing lasts for 12 to 15 months in oak casks depending on the vintage, then bottling is done without fining nor filtration.
Tasting reveals dark fruit and spice notes then, the mouth is peppery with scrubland notes. This wine, both deep and airy, unveils a very fine tannic structure. It will ideally pair with beef bottom sirloin, pigeon casserole stuffed with lamb sweetbread or rabbit in wine sauce.
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