Vin de Pays
Vineyards & Viticulture
The vineyards are tended with organic methods, manually plowed, harvested much later than other producers. The vines for Clariette, planted in 1982, are harvested from the sandy bottom of the slope, which have richer soils than the Côtes-du-Rhône.
Harvest & Vinification
During vinification, each varietal of every vineyard is fermented separately in very old oak casks, with assemblage taking place in enamel-lined tanks before bottling. Fermentation is allowed to begin naturally with no inoculation in vats. Malolactic fermentation is completed, then the wine aged for 8-9 months.