This signature blend offers a singular wine personality, a delicate alchemy of spices and well-ripened black fruits, a delight for the senses.
“This cuvée is the one which captures the most the essence of the estate and my winegrower philosophy. My approach to wine has taken me on a quest to reveal the best of the terroir. We have made this wine with the greatest of care, taking into account the effects of both the earth and sky on the grapes and wine. While in the vineyard, we use only organic fertilizers, harvest the fruit by hand, and meticulously select our grapes. Once in the cellar, we practice gentle extraction and long, careful ageing."
from a plot at the junction of "Palestor" and "Bois Dauphin" districts and one at the junction of "Grand Pierre", "Rayas" and "Pointu" districts as well as "Cabrières", "Boursan" and "Pied Long" blocks.
from "Les Mascaronnes" and "Boursan" plots.
from "Le Parc" and "Cabrières" plots.
from "Pierre à feu" plots.
1% Others Representative soils of Châteauneuf-du-Pape (yellow and red sand, red clay, large pebbles) with a high proportion of sand. Average age of the vines : more than 70 years old.
Rigorous bud pruning. Green harvesting is done. The picking is entirely by hand, with a meticulous double sorting in the vineyard.
WINE-MAKING AND AGING
Wine-making in underground concrete vats. Destemming of underripe stalks. The wine stays on the skins for over 4 weeks.
Gentle extractions. Aging in old oak casks and 600 liter barrels for approximately 18 months. The wine is not filtered before bottling.