Vineyards & Viticulture
The grapes come from vines Gilles himself planted in 1996, on an old riverbed on the west end of Crozes-Hermitage. The grapes are then selected from the best plots for Cuvée Papillon. Vineyards are managed with respect for the land in regards to plowing and weeding. Organic plant-based fertilizer and compost are used to support microbial life for the release of nutrients in the soils.
Pebbles and gravel on a layer of sandy clay
Harvest & Vinification
Grapes are manually harvested and selected on an optical sorting table. They are de-stemmed and fermented with native yeast with pumping over and punch down, then aged in stainless steel tanks for eight months.