Appellation: Vin de France
Grapes: 60% Carignan, 40% Cinsault
Average Vine Age: Carignan (56 years), Cinsault (35 years)
Altitude: 300m (985 feet)
Soils/Terrois: Chalky clay soils
Harvest: Hand harvested
Yield: 45 hl/ha
Winemaking: The Carignan and Cinsault are crushed and macerated separately. Alcoholic fermentation begins naturally using only indigenous yeasts. The Carignan is pressed after 1 day of maceration and the Cinsault is pressed after 5 days of maceration. Vinification is done entirely in concrete vats.
Maturation: Aged 5 months in concrete vats prior to bottling.
Total SO2: 37ppm
-Les Hautes Terres