Grape varieties : 35% Grenache and 35% Cinsault and 30% Carignan
Soil : The plots classified as Côtes de Provence are located near our winery, in Le Clos les Paluns. The vines grow in deep, fertile soils.
Cultural practices: : We pay the same attention to our IGP Côtes de Provence classified plots as we do to those classified as AOC Bandol.
Currently undergoing conversion to Organic Agriculture (the first official organic harvest will be 2021), the vineyard has been managed using growing practices that respect official organic specifications for more than 10 years. We are engaged in a process to reduce the use of phytosanitary products. To do this, treatments are carried out at night, and we adapt our work in the vineyard to the level of disease threat, the vine’s receptivity stage and the weather conditions.
Our soils are not ploughed from October to March. From March onwards, the strips of earth between the foot of each vine are worked using hoeing tools, complemented by a surface ploughing of the space between the rows. Our vines are Gobelet-trained and we have a few trellised plots.
Harvest : Carried out by hand with the grapes sorted in the vineyard and in the winery. Maximum yield of 55 hl/ha.
Conservation : Consume within 2 years after release for sale.