«Vignes d’à Côté» refers to the geographical location of the vines located next to the «Grands Crus» of Rhône Valley. The vines are located in the great terroir in Chavanay.
Soil : Granitic and alluvial
Grape variety : syrah.
Viticulture : Naturel cover cropping to avoid erosion. No insecticides with respect of soil and vine balance, few treatments (depending on weather and the necessary) and small amount of organic fertilizer. Vigour and yield control, leaf-thinning and green harvesting to promote grape ripening. Disbudding on the spring.
Vinification :lot harvest and vinification. The grapes are hand-picked; and then sorted, crushed and partial destemmed in the cellar. Fermented in open top, temperature-controlled vats for about 3 weeks, with regular cap-punching and pumping-over. Alcoholic fermentation in vats with native yeasts and malolactic fermentation in barrels.
Maturing : 7 months with 50% in barrels 50% in stainless steel tanks.
Olfactory tasting : Pleasant and aromatic wine. An expressive nose on the small red fruits.
Tasting : Nice fresh red fruits and delicate spices give a lovely expression of the Syrah.
Aging : Drink yound up to 3-4 years.
Pairing : charcuterie or grilled meat.