Soil type: Gravel, clay and limestone.
Vineyard age: 22 years old
Pruning: Cordon de Royat
Harvest: Mechanical at night to protect from premature xidation.
Average yield: 60 hl/ha
Density of planting: 4400 vine plant/ha
Elevation: 100 – 180m
Climate: Mediterranean climate with oceanic influence
Grape destemming, cooling of the grape down to 10°C. We start to vinify the wine as a red wine, but after a few hours then we transfer the free run juice in another stainless steel vat to start the fermentation (this method is called Rosé de Saignée in French). Fermentation for 2 weeks at 16°C with selected yeast.
The wine is aged on its lees with regular “batonnage” for 40 days. During the ageing process we look at maintaining a maximum fruit expression and concentration thanks to regular pumping over.