The whites grow in soil consisting of alluvial deposits mixed with hard limestone from the cliff sides and from softer limestone deposited on the slopes as the river carved out its bed. It’s a combination of soil type and climate that results in the grapes ripening very late. But it also results in the wine’s excellent balance between acidity and aromatic complexity.
land parcels at the bottom of the valley. Soil made up largely of alluvial deposits. These are a mix of hard limestone from the cliff sides and from softer limestone deposited on the slopes as the river carved out its bed. Gentle slopes. Altitude varies from 150-200 metres.
Grape varieties :
% Petit Manseng, % Bourboulenc, % Sauvignon Gris, % Sauvignon Blanc, % Roussanne, % Viognier, % Chardonnay.
35 to 45 hl/ha for land parcels with a density of between 6250 - 7150 plants per hectare.
Direct pressure. Clarification in cool. Fermentation for 3 to 4 weeks.
4 months in vats. Bottled towards the end of winter.