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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Côtes de Provence Blanc
40% Rolle, 30% Ugni Blanc, 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
I.G.P. Méditerranée Rouge
50% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon N/A Clay, Limestone N/A
* "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

I.G.P. Méditerranée Rouge:
• In 2017, a hail storm destroyed much of Clos Saint Joseph’s red grapes. Half of this bottling comes from grapes from Clos Saint Joseph’s vines. The other half comes from donations of grapes from a large group of Provence’s top growers (an organization called Rouge Provence, intended to create solidarity among growers and promote Provence’s historic red wines) including Domaine Tempier, Domaine Hauvette, and Domaine de la Tour du Bon. All these grapes come from different AOCs (Bandol, Coteaux de Baux, Coteaux d’Aix, Coteaux Varois, Côtes de Provence), which is why the wine’s designation is I.G.P Méditerranée instead of Côtes de Provence.
• Fermentation in concrete tank
• Light pump-overs at beginning of fermentation followed by light punchdowns
• Aged 12 months in barriques and demi-muids
• No new barriques
• 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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