VINTAGE 2012: Balance and freshness.
The winter was extremely cold, causing the loss of numerous old grenache vines (stocks). It was followed by a fresh and raining spring during the flowering causing the shatter on the grenache. The summer was dry and hot with an heat wave episode mid August. The rains at the end of August and at end of September, allowed to the vegetation to not undergo the negative consequences of a too much extended hydric stress and to perfect the maturity of the late grapes.
In terms of sunstroke and pluviometry, we are close to the 2010 vintage and concerning the high temperatures, we are close to the 2011.
2012 is a fresh vintage with fine tannins, on beautiful balances and with an attractive fruit. The level of alcohol is moderated, compare to 2011.
Our wines are certificated Organique Wine (AB) since the vintage 2010 (organic vines) and Biologique Wine since 2012 (organic vinification).
Hand picking with sorting in the vineyard. Grapes are then transporting in a boxs of 300 kgs, protected by carbonic snow. This is the last grapes that we picked at the domain.
Harvest begun on October 9-10th 2012.
De-stemming and vinnification in wooden tank. Cold maceration during 48 hours to extract a maximum of the grapes aromas. Then the alcoholic fermentation engage naturalily with wild yeast. Pigeages and delestages are made during all the grapes maceration ( 37 days).
In demi-muids (600L) during 18 months.