TERRE FERME WHITE
This cuvée is made from a single parcel of terroir on a south-facing hillside of rounded pebbles and is produced in limited quantities. Small yields, parcellary ageing in barrels, and an exceptional terroir give our wine an inimitable personality.
This area, planted with hundred-year-old vines and situated near the village of Bédarrides, classed amongst the great and historical terroirs of the Châteauneuf appellation. The parcel counts mainly Grenache Blanc vines, but over the years the different estate-owners have added Roussanne, Clairette Blanche et Rose and many other varietals permitted by the appellation.
On south-facing slopes. Some of the vines grow in clay-limestone soil covered with rounded pebbles and the others in sandy-clay soil with sandstones The climate is Mediterranean with two dry seasons (one in winter and a longer one in summer) and two rainy seasons (heavy some years in autumn and lighter in spring). Finally, the presence of the Mistral wind throughout the year is a real advantage for the healthy growth of the vines.
The grapes are harvested by hand and then sorted on arrival in the cellar. The long and delicate pressing of all the varietals together in whole bunches ensures that only the very best juices are obtained. After cold, static settling, the musts are directly transferred into oak barrels (30% new barrels) and some into amphoras (15%) to begin their fermentation. The ageing continues in containers on total lees for 9 months.
A confidential and supremely complex cuvée, this profound, mineral and powerful Châteauneuf-du-Pape expresses the great wealth of its terroir. This classy white wine, with its floral notes, is characterised by the balance between tension and volume on the palate. Woody aromas underpin the structure of the wine and accompany it into an elegant and lingering finish.
Enjoy it young or lay down for up to 10 years.
Pairs beautifully with poultry, soft cheeses, or even scallops.
We recommend serving at 18°C.