Grapes: 80% Carignan, 20% Syrah
Average Vine Age: Carignan (71 years), Syrah (41 years)
Altitude: 985 feet (300m)
Soils/Terroir: Clay and limestone soils from the Triassic period, with a high proportion of marine fossils.
Yield: 25 hl/ha
Winemaking: Each variety is harvested and fermented separately in a combination of concrete and stainless-steel tanks. For the Carignan, 80% is fermented whole cluster, and 20% is destemmed and fermented whole berry. The Syrah grapes are fully destemmed and fermented whole berry. The extraction is light, with one short pump over per day. On the 12th day the grapes are pressed, and the juice is transferred to concrete tanks. A low dose of sulfur is added after the completion of malolactic fermentation.