Les Saintes Vierges
We have a special relationship with this terroir, one of the first on which we settled in the appellation. The old Grenache vines, supported by Mourvèdre and Counoise, seem to have a penchant for the finesse and lightness of these sandy soils situated in the southwester part of the appellation, which are slightly warmer than those of “La Crau Ouest”. The well-being of the vines reflects in the balanced taste of the wine, whose fine tannin structure entirely corresponds with the character of the terroir.
Origin : Lieu-dit (single vineyard) Les Saintes Vierges, in the East of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Varieties: 90% Grenache, 9% Mourvèdre, 1% Counoise.
Vinification : Hand picked with a very selective sorting, short and soft maceration. Soft punching-down.
Ageing : In big casks and terracotta jars during 18 months.
Terroir : Brown to light brown limestone from Miocene «safre» (marly sand).