Already during picking the grapes gave us an insight into the high quality of the vintage. Not concerned by this summers heatwave, the fruit showed a good balance between sugar and acidity, as well as extremely ripe tannins. While the vintage was still considered as being particularly precocious in spring, some highly welcome rainfalls in August brought us back to normal picking times. Tasting of berries, as well as the first fermentations promised a particularly harmonious vintage.
According to our philosophy of respecting the freshness and flavors of the fruit, we fermented the grapes at low temperature without ever exceeding 25° C. Along with a relatively short maceration of 12 to 18 days, this allows to preserve the delicate aromas of Grenache. The first attempts with 800 L clay jars to age our wines in the past year are extremely promising. We have therefore decided to continue to equip our aging cellar for the vintage 2015 with more jars.