Isabelle and Jean-Pierre Daziano
Côtes de Provence
Cinsault, Grenache/Garnacha, Rolle
Manual with strict selection to eliminate bunches not reaching optimal ripeness Green harvest conducted in early summer to limit yields. 40 hl/ha average yields. 30-year-old average age of vines.
Clay and schist with high concentration of monoterpenoid thiols (aka the grapefruit mercaptan), which impart pronounced citrus aromatics even in red varieties.
65% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 5% Rolle. All fruit is destemmed. The rosé is made entirely from direct pneumatic press juice. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. No malo-lactic.
Aged 5 months in temp-controlled inox tanks before filtration and early bottling (February) to capture and preserve freshness.