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
old Grenache vines aged from 50 to 70 years cultivated with biodynamic farming methods
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
12 months in barrels and demi-muids
Short recommendation >
Wait at least one year after bottling before opening. Decanting is recommended. Can last until 10 years depending on vintages.