A crisp, juicy red, full of fruit – concentrated; but with remarkable freshness.
A red to drink and re-drink.
Classic blend: Grenache, Carignan, Syrah (50/30/20%) – vines between 35 and 70 years old.
Yields 35 hl/ha.
All our grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. Classic and natural vinification in concrete vats.
Terre des Dames still has the same structure as 200 years ago: small plots on different levels, surrounded by low walls and scrubland.
Here, of course, no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers are applied. Most of the year a natural grass cover gives life to the ground – we just keep the row clean with the interstock (and the pickax when necessary...).
We do everything to preserve our old vines: with their deep root system, they are the most resistant to global warming. Our oldest vine is 100 years old, others between 50 and 70. Young vines have been planted in the last ten years. For new plantations – we remain faithful to local grape varieties, which are best suited to our climate.
The great fortune of our valley is its particular microclimate: several springs and underground rivers give a freshness to the roots that are found in the wine. The large barriers of trees and shrubs between the plots maintain the freshness, protect against diseases and guarantee biodiversity.
Certified organic (Ecocert) for more than ten years.