I.G.P Cité de Carcassonne
The vineyards are situated between 120 and 150m (390-490 ft) above sea level. They are planted on gentle easterly slopes.
The grapes are picked at night to preserve the grapes’ quality potential. After a first settling of the gross lees for 12 hours at room temperature, the must is cooled and kept on its fine lees at a low temperature for several days, in order to develop the potential and aromatic complexity before the start of fermentation, at 17-18°C for around 15 days.
100% stainless steel vat with bâtonnage (stirring of the lees).
The terroir is predominantly infertile clay and limestone with high gravel content, and a crumbly sandstone known locally as “grès de Carcassonne”.