The vines are located at the base of the Mont Sainte Victoire, East from the city of Aix en Provence. This imposing mountain protects them from the Mistral wind and harsh winter conditions.
The vines grow on calcareous & sandstone soils, on "espaliers" or terraces. They benefit from a Mediterranean climate, tempered by an altitude of 300 meters.
Harvesting early in the morning while temperatures are cool and grapes are still fresh. Each grape variety is vinified individually at low temperature to favour lively floral and fruity aromas. Short pre-fermentation soak (appx. 4 hours). Juices are racked off, blended and fermented. Bottling in early January 2018 to preserve fresh & fruity aromas.
What is notable for the 2017 vintage: given the very high temperatures during the harvest period, the challenge was to preserve all the aromatic potential and freshness of the grapes. Therefore we harvested very early in the morning and were able to use cooling facilities in the cellar if the temperature of the grapes exceeded 20°C when arriving in the winery.
Note de dégustation:
Delicate « powdery pink » color. Very expressive nose of redcurrant and pink grapefruit. Full-flavoured yet, brisk and fresh with mineral notes on the finish.
Service & accords:
Served at 10 - 12°C
Food pairing suggestions : on its own for an apéritif, for a summer lunch, salads, grilled meats or fish, fresh vegetables, Mediterranean or Asian cuisine
Enjoy now and within 2 to 3 years after harvest