The essence of a terroir

Nested in a rough and preserved Nature, on the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail, our 50-hectare vineyard benefits from unique natural conditions. Here, the grandeur of the terroir blends with the detailed field works. From the grapevine to the cellar, everything is planned to make vibrant and expressive wines, showing the essence of an exceptional terroir.

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In the vineyard

Stimulate the living

In the estate, everything is made to obtain quality grapes with an optimal maturity in the most natural way possible. Our cultural methods are soft. We strive to stimulate the living in order to promote the microbial life in our soils and create a space in which the vines can grow harmoniously. We use plant decoctions and sow legumes and faba beans to bring the necessary nitrogen to the roots system. We only treat with products allowed in organic farming, guaranteed with no pesticide residues.

“We work more on the freshness and the fruity intensity rather than on the concentration and the extraction.”

In the cellar

Winemaking and ageing

Our winemaking is guided purely by a daily work of thinking and observation. Each variety (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre) is harvested and vinified separately. The extraction phases are reasoned and the macerations are long. The mechanical actions (punch-down, pump-over, délestages, racking) are not systematic and we don’t use oak during ageing to impact as little as possible the original character of our terroirs. Each year has its own specificities and each cuvée its own identity.

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