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The vintage

The harvest in 2015 proved early and intense. The different grapes had ripened almost at the same time, therefore the grapes had to be harvested as soon as possible, to avoid over maturation and a too high degree of alcohol.
The weather conditions during the harvest were optimal and therefore resulted in a good harvest.
The 2015 vintage has been very beneficial to the chilly areas of Provence, like the Arc Valley, where our “Rose Infinie” comes from.

Terroir

The vineyards are situated on the hillside in the Arc Valley, south of Sainte-Victoire mountain in soils that consist of limestone, clay and red sandstone with a large load of gravel. These poor but well drained soils are very suitable for growing grapes.
The area has exceptional sunshine with a slightly continental climate and is well protected from the southern maritime influences from the Aurelian Mountain and the Massif of the Sainte-Baume.
The movement of the “Mistral”, a dry and regular wind, is beneficial to the vines because it cleanses the whole vineyard. The ripening of the grapes is later than the rest of the “Côtes de Provence”, which gives to the wine a characteristic freshness.
This unique area, where the vines are cultivated, since ancient times, has a profound influence on wines produced here, with a very specific geo-climatic character.

Winemaking

Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes are entirely de-stemmed and lightly crushed to be driven to a fully closed pneumatic press and protected by neutral gas.
A portion of the grapes perform a skin maceration for 6 hours in a press.
On leaving the press, the juice is separated by its quality and again cooled to facilitate the settling phase (removal of solids) and left very quickly to clarify the must of white wine, rich in pulp.
All this process allows a result of a powerful and highly aromatic white wine with character. The Alcoholic fermentation kept at constant low temperatures (15 to 16°C) helps to preserve the wine's aromatic potential and allows it to develop more subtle aromas. Fermentation lasts approximately 20 days and aging follows this on fine dregs which brings complexity and body to the wine.

Varietals

Rolle ou Vermentino
Ugni blanc

Technical specifications

Alcohol level (% vol.) : 12.68 %