Appellation: Vin de France
Grapes: 90% Macabeu, 10% Muscat d’Alexandrie
Average Vine Age: 25 years
Altitude: 115 to 330 feet (35m-100m)
Soils/Terroir: Clay-limestone (argilo-calcaire)
Harvest: Hand harvested
Yield: 35 hl/ha
Vinification: The Macabeu and Muscat d’Alexandrie are harvested together and undergo a 3-day whole bunch maceration in the same tank. The grapes are then pressed, and the juice is transferred to stainless steel tanks where the alcoholic fermentation begins naturally using only indigenous yeasts. The wine goes through full malolactic fermentation and remains on the fine lees until bottling.
Maturation: Aged 6 months in stainless steel tanks. Prior to bottling a very low dose of sulfur is added to the wine. The wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered.