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 grapes in the vineyard then at the cellar. De-stemming without any grape crushing (except for the Carignan which is whole-cluster fermented), and vinification under trays for 2 to 3 weeks for slow and controlled extraction. Wild yeasts.
Maturing lasts 9 to 12 months in vats, bottling without fining or filtering.
Subtle and complex terroir driven wine, which can be enjoyed in its prime youth. The nose shows red fruit and blonde tobacco notes, while the mouth displays chiseled and airy with smooth tannins and a spicy, peppery finish. The optimal drinking window is: 2 to 6 years.
Ideally paired with grilled flank sirloin, Tomme des Bauges cheese or pork shank confit.
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