QUAFF RATING4 – Hard day at work
REGIONCôtes de Thau, Eastern Languedoc
VINEYARDThe Carignan grapes for this wine were grown in vineyards around Badassière in the Languedoc. The vines are located on clay- limestone terraces called "Costières" overlooking the Étang de Thau lagoons. They enjoy a Mediterranean climate tempered by maritime influences and a microclimate under the influence of the Étang de Thau.
WINEMAKINGThe grapes were destemmed and macerated on their skins for one week, then pressed in a pneumatic press. The must was cold settled and then fermented at a controlled temperature of 17 - 24°C for two weeks, with regular pumping over. The wine was unoaked but aged for nearly eight months in stainless steel tanks to ensure the tannins and flavours were well integrated.