HISTORY "Rare Chasselas grape variety. 150 years ago, this grape variety was cultivated in the best table grape terroirs in the surrounding villages. It was eaten on the best tables and in the best Parisian delicatessens: it was the golden grape!
From the outset, I was curious to make wine from it. "
GRAPE VARIETIES Chasselas 100%
TERROIR "Plot of land of 50 ares in goblets, clearing of old garrigue woods. Massal selection of a very old Chasselas vine.
White stony limestone soil.
Crumbly rock, rich in magnesia comparable to chalk."
CLIMATE "Mediterranean, hot and dry.
The plot faces north, sloping slightly to the northeast."
VINIFICATION "Hand-picked in 12 kg crates.
Direct pressing, light settling and alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature. "
AGEING "On the lees, in stainless steel tanks for 5 months and bottled in the spring. No filtration but light successive rackings, slow, allowing it to be clarified."
TASTING It is a mineral and discreet wine, salty, iodised with great originality. Sometimes very floral, it then evolves towards dried fruits. On the palate, its structure is fine, delicate, fresh and its accents a little honeyed: it is a little joyful music.