Terroir Soil type: very light, sandy and granitic. Exposure: south east facing terraces. Average age of vines: 40 years. Yield: about 35 hectolitres/hectare. Grape variety: Syrah (single variety). The way we cultivate our vines Traditional and entirely manual methods are used to cultivate the vines. No systematic treatment, pesticides are used with moderation and only as and when required. Yield control: July/August: green harvest. Thinning out the leaves. 100 % of the grapes are picked off the stems. Fermentation: in stainless steel vats between 15 days and 3 weeks with temperature control. Maturing: 18 months in barrels in an air-conditioned wine storehouse. Temperature and hygrometry control.
St. Joseph Grisieres
- Domaine Andre Perret