Côtes du Rhône La Sagesse
Appellation : Red Côtes-du-Rhône
Location : Three plots of land located in Gramenon, on the commune of Montbrison sur
Lez : two parcels on the limestone plateau at 300 meters altitude and the third one on the
more sandy southern slope.
Vineyard : Old Grenache vines aged from 50 to 70 years cultivated with biodynamic
Yield : 20 hl /ha
Geology : Gramenon lies on sandstone and shell-sandy soils, making a relief on this
landscape of sandy safre. This sandstone bank comes from a molasse layer left by a former
maritime coastline under the influence of tidal streams circa 12 million years ago.
Natural wine-making process :
Sorted manual harvest
15 days maceration in concrete tanks
Partially de-stemmed harvest
Fermentation with natural yeasts
Light addition of sulfite after malolactic fermentation, depending on vintages
Ageing : 12 months in barrels and demi-muids.
Bottling : in autumn.
Short recommendation : Wait at least one year after bottling before
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