Between tradition and modernity !
After having been harvested, the grapes are sent to the cellar in crates. Our last-generation pneumatic presses allow very smooth pressing, ensuring the purity of the aromas.
We have 120 old oak casks (they are more than one hundred years old to avoid oak taste in the wines). These monuments in or cellar are equipped with a thermoregulation system. They are the perfect symbol of the synthesis of tradition and innovation.
We also have 80 stainless steel vats allowing strict selection by plots and producing rare cuvées. This way, freshness and fruit are perfectly maintained.
The grapes are harvested during the first days of Autumn and transported within less than 2 hours to the cellar.
No stripping (except for the Pinot Noir), the entire grapes are conveyed to the presses.
Slow and regular pneumatic pressing provides almost limpid juices. The juices are clarified using static sludge removal.
A perfectly limpid juice is put to ferment for 6 to 12 weeks, at a controlled temperature between 20°C and 23°C, in over one hundread year old aok casks.
The new wine is then racked, and it rests then for 8 to 9 months on fine lees inside the tuns.
A filtration ends this first stage of wine making at the beginning of summer.
The wine is then refined, at constant temperature, for 12 to 18 months in a stainless steel vat, and eventually, then prepared for bottling.
Bottling is performed using steam-sterilised equipment with a membrane filtration unit with 1.2µ then 0.65µ cartridges, to guarantee perfect microbiological stability.
4 sample bottles are taken during each bottling session for analysis by an independent laboratory certified by COFRAC in order to guarantee the perfect quality of our wines to every customer.
All our wine bottles are corked with natural cork, which we select ourselves from the same suppliers we have been using for more than 50 years.
The bottled wine, stored in pallet containers, is stored in our wine storehouses for several months, before being labelled, then dispatched throughout the world.
All of our cellar work is controlled by ECOCERT once a year. The traceability of our wines is checked from the vine to the bottling.