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The vinyard

Located in the southern Rhône Valley on the slopes of Mont Ventoux.

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Certified organic agriculture since 2004

Organic Ecocert certificate Clos des Patris

The grapes are picked and sorted by hand.
The wines are made according to a traditional method with
a blend of 40 to 50% syrah and old grenache.

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Syrah and cherry

Syrah is one of the most qualitative varieties !

This variety of the northern Rhone Valley,
acquires a cherry flavor on the hills of gray earth.

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Grenache and licorice

Grenache has a licorice flavor on ocher and rocky scrubland soils.

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Grapes flowering

The vineyard is certified organic farming since 2004.

In 10 years, the wines have gradually acquired elegance
and a surprising aromatic intensity through this mode of culture !

But why?

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Grapes with small grains

Organic viticulture can be qualitative only in specific environments
where the « pests and diseases » exert a lower pressure
as on the slopes and terraces of Mount Mont Ventoux

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The veraison

The vines in organic agriculture have a less dense and more balanced foliage.
Their grapes are ideally exposure to mature.

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The concentration of flavors

The vines in organic agriculture produce only 6-8 grapes
per vine which promotes the quality of grapes and concentration of flavors.
Harvesting is done when the flavors are at their peak.

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Then the winemaker sounds the bugle !

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The grape harvest

Manual harvesting to sort the grapes to retain only the best.