Appellation: Vin de France
Grapes: 50% Carignan, 50% Mourvèdre
Average Vine Age: Carignan (60 years), Mourvèdre (25 years)
Altitude: 115 to 330 feet (35m-100m)
Soils/Terroir: The Carignan is planted on Schist and the Mourvèdre is planted on soils of Clay-limestone (argilo-calcaire).
Harvest: Hand harvested
Yield: 22 hl/ha
Vinification: The Carignan undergoes an 8-day whole cluster fermentation in a stainless-steel tank. On the 9th day the Carignan is pressed and returned to stainless-steel to complete fermentation. The Mourvèdre is directly pressed upon arrival in the cellar and fermented in a separate stainless-steel tank. The Carignan and Mourvèdre were blended after the completion of malolactic fermentation.
Maturation: Aged 5 months in stainless steel tanks. Prior to bottling a low dose of sulfur is added to the wine. The wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Total SO2: 20ppm