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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
IGP Ardèche Syrah “Syrah Mauve”
Syrah Planted in 2016 Granite .77 ha
Saint-Joseph Blanc
Marsanne Planted in 1990, 1995, and 2010 Clay, granite .85 ha
Saint-Joseph Rouge
Syrah Planted in 1940-45, 1950-1960, 1995-98 Granite 6.5 ha
Crozes-Hermitage
Syrah Planted in 1967 Granite .82 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

IGP Ardèche Syrah “Syrah Mauve”:
Lieux-dits Les Chalaix and Pout
• Grapes are 100% destemmed
• Fermented in stainless steel tanks for 4 weeks without SO2
• Aged in stainless steel tanks for 11 months

Saint-Joseph Blanc:
Lieux-dits Les Oliviers (60%) Les Opateyres (30%) Montagnon (10%)
• Whole clusters are pressed gently
• Fermented in tonneaux for 6 weeks before being racked to smaller barrels
• Wine ages for 11 months in 228L barrels

Saint-Joseph Rouge:
Lieux-dits Chalaix, Les Côtes, Paradis, Montagnon, Les Oliviers, Saint-Joseph, and Cotes des Rivoires
• Grapes are 100% destemmed
• Fermented in stainless steel tanks
• Aged for 12-15 months in 600L demi-muids (70-80%) and 228L barrels (20-30%)
• Minimal sulfur added after malolactic fermentation is complete

Crozes-Hermitage:
Lieu-dit Les Vousseres
• Grapes are 100% destemmed
• Fermented in stainless steel tanks
• Aged for 12-15 months in 228L barrels
• Minimal sulfur added after malolactic fermentation is complete

General Information

Country
France
Region
Northern Rhône
Appellation(s)
Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, IGP Ardèche
Producer
Jean-Claude Marsanne
Founded
1970
Annual Production
3,500 cases
Farming
Haute Valeur Environnementale (certified)
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