Saut de Côte 2016
Biodynamic Certified Demeter
Blended from : Mourvédre 80% and Syrah 20%
First launched : 2007
Alcoholic grade : 13 %
Terroir and Vineyard Management: Arid, stony, clay and limestone soil. The vines are all farmed biodynamically, certified by Demeter. The earth is ploughed and receives absolutely no fertilizer.
Yield: 30 hectolitres/hectare.
Harvest: Hand-picked into small open crates.
Vinification: After hand sorting on tables, the grapes are gravity fed into vats. No yeast is added. Traditional vinification with alternate cap immersion and pumping over. Four to five weeks’ maceration. Pneumatic pressing.
Maturing: 36 months in concrete eggs. Unfined and unfiltered. Bottled in July 2019.
Production: 2,800 bottles.
Serving suggestions: Uncork or, even better, decant the wine for at least one hour before serving at around 15°-17°C.
At its peak: around 2023-2027.