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Appellation >

Red Côtes-du-Rhône

Location >

Three plots of land located in Gramenon, on the commune of Montbrison sur Lez : two parcels on the limestone plateau at 300 meters altitude and the third one on the more sandy southern slope

Vineyard >

old Grenache vines aged from 50 to 70 years cultivated with biodynamic farming methods

Yield >

20 hl/ha

Geology >

Gramenon lies on sandstone and shell-sandy soils, making a relief on this landscape of sandy safre. This sandstone bank comes from a molasse layer left by a former maritime coastline under the influence of tidal streams circa 12 million years ago.

Natural wine-making process >

Sorted manual harvest
15 days maceration in concrete tanks
Partially de-stemmed harvest
Fermentation with natural yeasts
Light addition of sulfite after malolactic fermentation, depending on vintages

Ageing >

12 months in barrels and demi-muids

Bottling >

in autumn

Short recommendation >

Wait at least one year after bottling before opening. Decanting is recommended. Can last until 10 years depending on vintages.

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