AOC Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence
+/- 30-year-old vines planted in a clay-limestone soil
60% Syrah, 30% Grenache Noir, 10% Vermentino
Vines are harvested at the coolest times of the day and partly by hand
Each grape varietal is fermented separately and blended at the end of November then bottled in January
Located on the north face of the Trevaresse Mountain in front of the Durance River, the vines benefit from the Mistral winds coming from the Rhône valley and a cool climate that follows the river. Clay imparts power and aromatics to the wine, while the chalky limestone rounds it out, bringing fruit notes and a nice minerality.