60% Roussanne, 40% Marsanne
Vineyards & Viticulture
The Les Marelles comes from the top terroirs of the domaine: Monico, Terres Rouges, and Les Pends. The Roussanne vines were planted in 2007-2008, and the Marsanne planted in the 1980s to late 1990s. Vineyards are managed with respect for the land with plowing and weeding. Organic plant-based fertilizer and compost are used to support microbial life for the release of nutrients in the soils.
Diluvium alpine and gravel from the Quaternary era
Harvest & Vinification
Grapes are manually harvested, and the berries placed directly into the pneumatic press. The juice ferments at low temperature with native yeast, then ages for six months. The Marsanne is in aged oak barrels, and the Roussanne in stainless steel. The separate varietals are then blended before bottling.