Appellation: Vin de France
Grapes: 90% Carignan, 10% Syrah
Average Vine Age: Carignan (70 years), Syrah (40 years)
Altitude: 985 feet (300m)
Soils/Terroir: Clay and limestone soils from the Triassic period, with a high proportion of marine fossils.
Harvest: Hand harvested
Yield: 25 hl/ha
Winemaking: Each variety is harvested and fermented separately in a combination of concrete and stainless-steel tanks. For the Carignan, half is destemmed and fermented whole berry, and the other half is fermented whole cluster with stem inclusion. The Syrah grapes are fully destemmed and fermented whole berry. The extraction is light, with one short pump over per day. On the 15th day the grapes are pressed, and the juice is transferred to concrete and stainless-steel tanks. A low dose of sulfur is added after the completion of malolactic fermentation.
Maturation: Aged 7-8 months in a combination of concrete and stainless-steel tanks. The wines are bottled un-fined and unfiltered.