IGP Pays des Bouches-du-Rhône — 2019
Terroir and Yield
Clay-limestone soils, rocky soil. West/Northwest exposure. Altitude 380m, yield of 65 hl./ha.
Clairette, (locally called "le salé"), vermentino, vines planted in 1954, 2010 and 2011… with a touch of Ugni Blanc planted in 1956 and Vermentino planted in 2012.
Harvest and Vinification
Manual harvest September 15th. Selective sorting on belt immediately upon entering the cellar. The crop is softly crushed, destemmed and soft pneumatic pressing.) Fermentation and Malolactic fermentation is blocked. Natural tartaric precipitations created due to cold temperatures in the vat.
Maturation and Production
Concrete vat. Estate bottled in February. Production of 264 hl, about 35000 bottles. Exist also in magnums.
Color is clear and limpid. Fine bouquet with a floral and mineral character with notes of white peach and lemon. Lively and candid on the palate, a precise wine, influenced by the limestone and flint, delightfully fresh.