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2013

Soils and vines

Vineyards are located at an altitude of 850m above sea level on a hillside with slopes. Ecological Viticulture. Poor, sandy loam soil with lots of pebbles. 60 year old vines. Very low yield of 0,75Kg per vine or 5,4HL per Hectare.

Grape variety

88% Bobal - 2% Merlot - 10% Cabernet

Climat

Winter cold and dry. Spring cold. Summer wet.

Vinification

Selection of the grapes in the vineyard during harvest in crates of 15kg. The grapes are cooled to 4C for 24 hours. Fermentation in 1.000L wooden casks. The cap is very gently submerged by hand during fermentation. Total period of fermentation and maceration is 26 to 34 days. Only free run wine is used. Barrel aging for 18 months in carefully selected new French oak barrels of 225L from Alliers.

Limited production of only 3.800 bottles

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