Clos de la Barthassade
Coteaux du Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac
50% Syrah, 35% Mourvèdre, 15% Grenache
Vineyards & Viticulture
Organic farming with adherence to the biodynamic calendar. From the La Barthassade vineyard in Montpeyroux and the Les Combarioles and Bois de Paulhau vineyards in Jonquières. Vines were planted in the early 1980s. The Mourvèdre is some of oldest in region. Cordon de Royat trained. Average yield 25hl/ha.
Limestone scree with some plots containing more sand and others more clay
Harvest & Vinification
Partial whole clusters (60% for the Grenache and 50% for the Syrah), vatting and devatting by gravity, pumping over during 2/3 of fermentation, then pigeage under temperature control and vatting for three weeks. 22 months aging in demi-muids, barriques, and concrete eggs.