Grape variety: Marsanne.
Soil: The grapes producing this wine come from three different vineyards:
• “Le Meal”: this is an old fluvioglacial alluvial deposit soil with numerous shingles.
• “Les Murets”: soils consist of granitic arena and alluvial deposits of same nature.
• “Chante-Alouette”: it is set on loess soil with a fine layer of clay and limestone.
Harvest: Hand-harvesting at maturity.
Winemaking: After pressing, the must is cold-settling for 48 hours. One third is vinified in big wooden barrels (600 liters) with regular stirrings and the other part in vats.
The temperature of fermentation is regulated in order to develop the aromatic complexity of wines (18-20C).
Maturing: Before bottling, the wine is checked by frequent tastings. These are the organoleptic criteria which will determine the ageing period (from 10 to 12 months).
Alcohol degree: 14%