MOUNTCLOUD

Grenache Rouge
Single Vineyard
AT A GLANCE
Finesse and assertiveness

TASTING NOTE

Bright pale salmon colour. Subtle fruity aromas on the nose with eminent notes of wild strawberry, red apple and pomegranate. Juicy palate with well-balanced acidity leading to a lush, smooth finish.
(Wine tasted on 2 February 2022)

IN THE VINEYARD

Elevation: 280 m
Planting orientation: From NW to SE / 130 degrees
Soil: Sandy clay with stony subsoil
Slope: 30%
Age of vines: 21 years
Pruning system: Double royat
Yield/ha: 7,000 of fresh grapes

Harvest with grape sorting
Kickoff harvest date: 20 September 2021
Brix: 22.3

Note: Despite the challenging summer weather with repetitive heatwaves followed by heavy rains, Grenache Rouge had a great performance both in terms of quality -small berried grapes, rich in phenolics- and volume. Choices of ours like cover crop were really supportive to that outcome. 

AT THE WINERY

Grape sorting on a vibrating conveyor belt table. Grape cooling at 7oC. 6-hour skin contact at 10oC. Only the free-run juice is collected and used. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 15oC.
For this vintage, 15% of the total quantity was fermented with indigenous yeasts using the “pied de cuve” technique. We picked the desired amount of grapes and pressed them in vessels at our vineyard; this way we allowed the fermentation to start right there, taking advantage of the population of native yeasts present.

ANALYTICAL DATA:

PACKAGING:

Content:
750 ML
Bottle:
BURGUNDY STYLE (WEIGHT 650GR)
Closure:
DIAM 5
Carton box:
6-BOTTLE MADE WITH RECYCLED MATERIALS