Le Pied de Baud
Located in the north of the appellation, on the gently slopes of the «Plateau des Brusquières», one hectare of vines surrounded by forest. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cinsault thrive here in the shade of a century-old oaktree, deeply rooted in alluvial soils of river gravel and clay, once deposited by the exuberant, prehistoric Rhône river. An old well indicating a high groundwater level, soothes the vigneron in times of drought. The wine finds its balance between spicy aromas, power and structure.
Origin : Cuvée made from Le Pied de Baud lieu-dit at the north-west of Châteauneuf-du-Pape area.
Varieties : 80% Grenache old vines, 15% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault.
Vinification : Manual picking with very selective sorting, desteming, short maceration with soft pigeages and pumping overs.
Ageing : 18 months in recent foudres and terracotta jars.
Terroir : Red clay soil mixed with pebbles.