Sustainable - Lutte Raisonnée
Vineyards & Viticulture
9.39 acres of Cornas are divided into 3 categories: 30% on slopes facing the village of Cornas with vines planted in the 1930s; 50% on hillsides in the foothills of Cornas planted in the 1960s-1970s at an altitude of 350 meters; 20% of hillsides facing the village of Cornas planted in the late-1980s to mid-1990s.
Harvest & Vinification
The old vines are 100% de-stemmed, then put in tank with morning and evening punch downs. For the younger vines, located on the foothills of Cornas and harvested later, the grapes remain 100% whole cluster and go through the same punch down regimen. Vinification lasts 22 to 28 days. These two wines are both aged 12 months in oak barrels and are blended before bottling.