Rhône Valley, France
Estate vineyard soils of clay and limestone. Vines are 45-years-old.
Organic fertilization and controlled foliage treatment. Manual harvesting. Biodynamically certified (European standards)
Malolactic fermentation is done in barrel, racking is done during a waxing moon. Bottled during a waning moon.
Ageing and stirring on fine lees in new oak barrels for 10 months.
Some ten years ago, Alain Paret partnered with his friend the French actor Gérard Dépardieu and E. Guigal to restore Alain’s historic vineyard of Lys de Volan, whose oldest registered owner, Mr. Pierre Goran de Malleval, dates back to February 6, 1486.