Grenaches de pierre

Sourced from the pure sandy soils in the Crau area and vineyards around Pignan, our father Pierre was always loyal to his parcels of 100 year old Grenache.
This cuvée pays homage to his devotion to Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s flagship variety. Hallmarked by elegance and delicacy, this wine shows finesse perfectly poised by strength of character.

Harvest, winemaking

We pick the berries in several batches to allow perfect grape ripeness. We do the first rigorous selection by vine and again in the winery to make sure we get the best quality grapes. 100% de-stemming depending on the vintage.
We use gentle extraction techniques, fermentation lasting about three weeks to one month with a cold maceration at the start. The must is then heated to around 28°C.

Aging

Approx. 18 months ageing is carried out in cement vats. To help retain lively aroma and flavour, our wines aren’t filtered or fined.

Keeping

It can be enjoyed young, but it’ll take much longer for it to reveal its true character and will stay remarkably fresh for at least 20 years after bottling.

Tasting note

Lovely blood-red colour with crimson edges. Its powerful nose is reminiscent of basalt, tobac- co leaf with cooked fruit notes and juicy prunes. Powerful structured palate, rich and rounded with flavours of fresh strawberry compote, raspberries, cherries tinged with thyme, wild juniper and violet rockrose.

Blend

100 years-old (100% grenache)

Soils

Pure sand

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