La Cuvée des Princes d’Oranges comes from 100% Grenache vines, from ten to thirty-five years old. The vines are grown in clay soil with some limestone and with gravelly patches on the terraced slopes. Grapes are hand-harvested and undergo an eight to ten-day maceration without being crushed. Daily délestage, as with many of Boissan’s cuvées, takes place. After fermentation, the wine is aged for six months in concrete vats and then six to eight additional months in oak. Yields of about 50 hL/ha
Hand Harvested 2 fiberglass vats Carbonic Maceration No fining or filtration CO2 left to protect the wine Minimal Sulphur Organic Biodynamic
Toiling away in the Mosse's vineyards during that time has been British ex-pat Toby Bainbridge. He lives in the nearby village of Chavagnes les Eaux and has now started making...
Bernard Baudry and his son Matthieu produce five cuvées of Chinon rouge, the youngest and freshest of which is Les Granges. All their grapes are hand-harvested at optimum ripeness with...