Vin de Pays du Var
60% Grenache, 40% Merlot
Vineyards & Viticulture
The vineyards are farmed organically, with some biodynamic practices- no use of pesticides or herbicides. They follow the lunar calendar and plow by horse. The decision to label lutte raisonnee is one of caution should it be necessary due to unforeseen climatic circumstances. Deepr soil, richer than Bandol, with less rocky, limestone soils that define Bandol. This terroir gives about 30% more yield than in the Bandol AOC.
Harvest & Vinification
Hand harvested. The grapes are fermented at low temperatures. Pressing via pneumatic press, then static settling for 48 hours. No acidification. Addition of about 5% of the pressed Bandol juice. Aged four months in tank.