Area: 4 ha / 9.90 acres.
Average yearly production: 140 hl.
Grapes: 70% Grenache - 25% Syrah - 5% Cinsault.
Vineyards average age: 30 years.
Culture method: Reasonable culture, with mechanical treatment of the soil without chemical fertilizer, without any synthetic product.
Vine exposure: North-West.
Harvest: hand harvesting, grapes are sorted out on the trunks and on a sorting table too.
Looking for the highest maturity.
Varietal vinification: Grenache alone and Syrah/Cinsault and in the same tank.
Tank: Concrete tank.
Cold maceration: No.
Yeasting: No, only natural yeasts.
Maximum temperature: 30°C.
One pomping-over a day, and delestage* if needed.
Fermentation lenght: 30 days.
In ovals during 8 months.
Malolactic fermentation in ovals too.
One batonnage* a month.
No fining and no filtration.
Bottling: June/July, the year after vinication.
Storage of filled and corked bottles in air conditioned cellar.
The subtlety given by the Briguières sandy soil combined with a search for the highest maturity for a harvest with no de-stemming, offers a wine which is both elegant, complex and genuine.Download the Sablet technical sheet (pdf)