Vieilles Vignes blanc

Grenache blanc 90 %, Grenache gris 10 %. Produced with the oldest vines on the estate (over 100 years old) in the area of «Mas Farine». Some old Grenache Gris has been added from mixed plots, planted with various varietals. Limestone-clay soils at an altitude of between 200 and 400 metres, mainly facing North and West.

The date for the harvest is chosen with the aim of obtaining fully ripe fruit flavors while retaining freshness and «drinkability». Hand-picked grapes are transported in a refrigerated truck. The clusters are then pressed fully stemmed at low pressure, in a pneumatic press. Fermentation is carried out slowly in stainless-steel tanks for the Grenache Blanc, and old barrels for the Grenache Gris, with regular stirring. Aging on lees for 5 to 8 months. Fining and filtering prior to bottling in the spring. This rich and powerful wine has an amazing impression of sweetness, even though it is dry. Delicious right when it is bottled, it shuts down for at least 2 years and starts to open up after 3 to 6 years after the harvest.

Vieilles Vignes blanc

  • “Wine always intense, with fruit and flavors, good finish in the palate, with citrus”
    2010 Vintage 16/20
    Guide Bettane-Desseauve 2012

  • “Nose of dried flowers, fresh almonds, spices. Round palate, with roasted fruit and a fresh finish. Perfect with a fish stew.”
    2009 Vintage 4 glasses out of 5 possible
    Pierre Casamayor, Guide Hubert 2011

  • “Delicious and tasty. ”
    Guide Vin Gault et Millau 2009

  • “An full wine, fat, tasty, full and dense”
    Les Meilleurs Vins de France 2008, éditions RVF

  • “Intense flavors, perfect balance between bitterness and acidity”
    Millésime 2009 17/20
    Guide Bettane-Desseauve 2012

  • “Nose of peach, honeysuckle and anise. Full palate, dense, vibrant and delicious finish.”
    Guide Vin Gault et Millau 2008

  • « The 2006 is a taut, strong wine, with floral, verbena and tangerine zest accent. Delicious ».
    Jacqueline Friedrich, The Herald Tribune, november 16, 2007