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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Cassis Rosé
40% Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 20% Mourvèdre 15 - 40 years Clay, Limestone 2.2 ha
I.G.P. Bouches-du-Rhône Rosé “Marie de Magdala”
Grenache 15-35 years Clay, Limestone N/A
Côtes-de-Provence Rosé
35% Grenache, 35% Cinsault, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah 30 years Clay, Limestone N/A
Cassis Blanc
40% Marsanne, 30% Ugni blanc, 25% Clairette, 5% Bourboulenc 20 - 30 years Clay, Limestone 9 ha
Cassis Blanc “Bel-Arme”
65% Marsanne, 15% Clairette, 15% Ugni Blanc, 5% Bourboulenc 40 years average Clay, Limestone 1 ha
I.G.P. Bouches-du-Rhône Blanc “Baume Noire”
Vermentino 5 years Limestone N/A
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

Cassis Rosé:

• All grapes are de-stemmed and crushed before pressing

• Juice is delivered by gravity to a temperature-controlled stainless steel tank

• The lees are filtered off of the wine and then re-integrated back in before racking

• Wine is aged for 7 – 12 months in stainless steel

• Wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation


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

• Fermentation with native yeasts
• Aged on fine lees 8-9 months in stainless steel
• Rosé from direct press
• Does not undergo malolactic fermentation
• Wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered

Côtes-de-Provence Rosé:

• Fermentation in stainless steel
• Rosé from direct press
• Does not undergo malolactic fermentation
• Aged on fine lees for 6 months in stainless steel

Cassis Blanc:

• Juice is delivered by gravity to a temperature-controlled stainless steel tank

• The lees are filtered off of the wine and then re-integrated back in before racking

• Wine is aged for 14 – 18 months in stainless steel

• The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in most years


Cassis Blanc “Bel-Arme”:
• Vines planted on the terraced slope, below the Cap Canaille
• All grapes are de-stemmed and crushed before pressing
• Juice is delivered by gravity to a temperature-controlled stainless steel tank
• The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation
• Wine is fermented and aged in concrete egg
• Aged in egg for 6 months on fine lees with bâtonnage once a week
• Wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered

I.G.P. Bouches-du-Rhône Blanc “Baume Noire”:
• Fermentation with native yeasts for 1 month
• Aged on fine lees 8-9 months in 1000-liter sandstone tanks
• Does not undergo malolactic fermentation
• Wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered

General Information

Country
France
Region
Provence
Appellation(s)
Cassis
Producer
Jonathan Sack
Founded
1860
Annual Production
3,750 cases
Farming
Organic (certified)
Website
http://www.clossaintemagdeleine.fr/
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