LES PETITS CAILLOUX

TYPE: IGP 34
COULEUR: White wine, alcohol 13%
PACKAGING: Burgundy Bague à Vis, case of 6 upright, 75 cl bottles
ORIGIN: France, Languedoc, Causse et Veyran, to the north of Béziers
CEPAGE: 50 % Roussanne – 50 % Marssanne
VINEYARD AREA: 1.5ha

TERROIR: Mediterranean climate, vineyard in the foothills of the Massif Central. Limestone clay soil, white marl.

TRAINING THE VINE: Guyot

PRODUCTION: 7500 bottles/ha

VINIFICATION: Direct pressing, cold filtration, temperature-controlled fermentation in tanks.

ELEVAGE: On lees for 14 months in full tanks with regular stirring, no malolactic fermentation.

OF INTEREST: The young Roussanne vines grow on a limestone clay slope just below a wood, east facing and protected from the wind. The grapes ripen slowly and the wine is a very light sunny version of the grape variety reminiscent of the ripe vintages of St. Jo or St. Peray. In 10 years or so the vines will have matured to produce even richer wines.

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