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Information Sheet

Appellations:
A.O.C Saint-Chinian red
Vin de pays d’Oc white

Area of vineyards: 12.5 hectares
of which A.O.C: 11 hectares
Vin de pays: 1.5 hectares of White

Area of the estate: 34 hectares

Geology: Clayey-limestone (various), schistous soils and sandstones soils

Altitude: 150 to 300 m

Grape varieties in the AOC area: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignan

Grape varieties in the VDP area: Sauvignon blanc, Piquepoul blanc

Pruning methods: Bilateral Cordon, Goblet and trellised Goblet

Planting density: 4000 vines per hectare on average

Soil maintenance: Ploughing and traditional growing techniques

Vine protection: “Intelligent”, environmentally friendly spraying

Harvest: Hand-harvesting, in crates, with sorting in the vineyards

White wine vinification:
Direct pressing, then:
- Fermentation in barrels for the Grand Vin
- Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for the Classic

Red wine vinification:
De-stemming, crushing, then:
- Traditional vinification (4 to 6 weeks’ maceration) then:
- Malolactic fermentation in barrels for mourvèdre and syrah
- Malolactic fermentation in concrete tanks for grenache and carignan

Maturing:
- On the lees, with stirring for the wines in barrels (Grand Vin Rouge and Blanc)
- In tanks and on the lees for the Classic (Red and White)

Finishing the wines:
Red: not fined or filtered
White: fined with bentonite (if necessary), slight filtering