Appellation: Vin de France
Grapes: 100% Grenache
Average Vine Age: Grenache (21 years)
Altitude: 1,150 feet (350m)
Soils/Terroir: Red clay and limestone from the Triassic period, with a high proportion of oxidized iron.
Harvest: Hand harvested
Yield: 20 hl/ha
Winemaking: The grapes were fully destemmed, but not crushed and fermented in stainless-steel tanks for 27 days. The extraction is very light, with one short pump over per day. The grapes are then pressed, and the juice is transferred to tanks for settling prior to barrel aging. A low dose of sulfur is added after the completion of malolactic fermentation.
Maturation: Aged 8 months in used 228L French oak barrels from Chassin, Damy and Francois Frères. One month before bottling the barrels are racked into stainless steel tanks. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.