Vin de Pays du Vaucluse
Grenache, Counoise, Syrah, Cinsault, Merlot
Vineyards & Viticulture
Forty hectares of vineyards situated in the Vacqueyras area a few kilometers north of Sarrians were purchased by the Reynaud family in 1935. The old maison is flanked on both sides by tall towers (hence Des Tours). Emmanuel took over this château from his father Bernard (Jacques' brother) in 1989. The vineyards are tended with organic methods, manually plowed, harvested much later than other producers, and centered around a reverence for old-vine Grenache.
Harvest & Vinification
During vinification, each varietal of every vineyard is fermented separately in oak casks, with assemblage taking place in enamel-lined tanks before bottling. The maceration ranges from 12 to 15 days, and fermentation is allowed to begin naturally with no inoculation of yeasts. The wine is then aged for 12 months, with the Merlot aged in barriques (30% new).