Great effervescence seamlessly unfolds into layers of ripe plum, soft tannins, and pronounced acidity.Country: France
Appellation: Vin de France
Grape variety: 100% Merlot (2019 harvest)
ABV: 13% by vol.
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Terroir: Clay-limestone (“la Mothe” parcel)
Elevation: 175 meters, with light northern exposure
Average age of vines: 20 years
Farming: Practicing organic (vines farmed organically since planting in 2001)
Harvest: By hand. No destemming.
Vinification: Whole-cluster maceration for 2-3 days, then pressed. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts. No fining. No filtration.
Aging: 8+ months in stainless steel. Bottled June 6, 2020.
Sulfur added: None
Production: 5,070 bottles