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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Cassis Blanc
40% Marsanne, 30% Ugni blanc, 25% Clairette, 5% Bourboulenc Planted in 1972-2009 (40 years average) Clay, Limestone 9 ha
Cassis Rosé
40% Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 20% Mourvèdre Planted in 1980-1996 (35 years average) Clay, Limestone 2.2 ha
Cassis Blanc “Bel-Arme”
65% Marsanne, 15% Clairette, 15% Ugni Blanc, 5% Bourboulenc Planted in 1962-1964 Clay, Limestone 1 ha
I.G.P. Bouches-du-Rhône Blanc “Baume Noire”
Vermentino Planted in 2013-2014 Limestone 1.1 ha
I.G.P. Bouches-du-Rhône Rosé “Marie de Magdala”
Grenache Planted in 1999-2000, 2011-2012 Clay, Limestone .7 ha
Côtes de Provence Rosé
35% Grenache, 35% Cinsault, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah Planted in 1979-1999 (30 years average) Clay, Limestone 4.5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

Cassis Blanc:

• Grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed before pressing
• In some years, whole-cluster pressing for Marsanne
• Fermented with native yeasts
• Undergoes partial or complete malolactic fermentation in some years
• No fining
• Aged in stainless steel tanks and two 500-L demi-muids on fine lees until spring or early summer bottling


Cassis Rosé:

• Grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed before pressing
• Fermented with native yeasts
• Does not undergo malolactic fermentation
• No fining
• Aged in stainless steel tanks on fine lees until spring bottling


Cassis Blanc “Bel-Arme”:
• Parcel is located on the terraces of the Cap Canaille
• Grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed before pressing
• In some years, whole-cluster pressing for Marsanne
• Fermented with native yeasts in concrete eggs
• Undergoes partial or complete malolactic fermentation in most years
• No fining
• Aged in concrete eggs on fine lees with occasional bâtonnage for 12 months

I.G.P. Bouches-du-Rhône Blanc “Baume Noire”:
• Parcel is located on the terraces of the Cap Canaille
• Vermentino is a sélection massale from Corsica
• Grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed
• Overnight cold soak before pressing
• Fermented with native yeasts in 10-hL jarres en grès (sandstone amphorae)
• Does not undergo malolactic fermentation
• No fining
• Aged on fine lees in sandstone jarres until early summer bottling

I.G.P. Bouches-du-Rhône Rosé “Marie de Magdala”:

• Parcel is located on the terraces of the Cap Canaille
• Grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed before pressing
• Fermented with native yeasts in 10- hL jarres en grès (sandstone amphorae)
• Does not undergo malolactic fermentation
• No fining
• Aged on fine lees in sandstone jarres until early summer bottling

Côtes de Provence Rosé:

• Grapes are sourced from the commune of La Ciotat, in a vineyard near the coast roughly halfway between Cassis and Bandol
• Grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed before pressing
• Fermented in stainless steel tanks
• Does not undergo malolactic fermentation
• No fining
• Aged in stainless steel tanks on fine lees until spring bottling

General Information

Country
France
Region
Provence
Appellation(s)
Cassis, Côtes de Provence, IGP Bouhes-du-Rhône
Producer
Jonathan Sack
Founded
1860
Annual Production
10,000 cases
Farming
Organic (certified)
Website
http://www.clossaintemagdeleine.fr/
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