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Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Côtes de Provence Blanc
40% Rolle, 30% Ugni, 25% Sémillon, 5% Clairette 5, 30, and 90 years old Clay, Limestone 1.7 ha
Côtes de Provence Rosé
40% Grenache, 35% Mourvèdre, 15% Barbaroux, 5% Rolle, 5% varied 5 and 90 years old Clay, Limestone .5 ha
Côtes de Provence Rouge
50% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre, 15% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% varied 5-10 years, 30-40 years, and 90 years old Clay, Limestone 2.5 ha
Côtes de Provence Syrah
98% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon 20 years average Clay, Limestone .5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Hand-harvested

• Rigorous sorting takes place in the vineyard during harvest

• Fermentation occurs naturally with indigenous yeasts


Rosé:

• 50% direct press, 50% saignée

• Fermented and aged in stainless steel tank for 6 months

• Wine completes malolactic fermentation


White:

• Ugni Blanc fermented in cement tanks
• Sémillon fermented in barriques

• Rolle fermented in demi-muids

• Aged in barriques, demi-muids, and concrete tank for 6 months

• 10% new oak

• Wine completes malolactic fermentation


Reds:
• Fermentation in concrete tank
• Light pump-overs at beginning of fermentation followed by light punchdowns
• Côtes de Provence Rouge aged in barriques and demi-muids for 12 months
• Côtes de Provence Syrah aged in demi-muids for 18 months
• 15-20% new oak
• Unfined and unfiltered

General Information

Country
France
Region
Provence
Appellation(s)
Côtes de Provence
Producer
Roch Sassi
Founded
1987
Annual Production
1,650 cases
Farming
Organic (practicing), Biodynamic (practicing)
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