Colline de l’Hirondelle Oiseau 2017
VARIETIES: 25% Carignan, 25% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre
Carignan from ‘L’hirondelle’ (89 years old) sand silt and pebbles
Grenache from ‘Cambou’ (20 years old) plateau of pebbles on sandy soil.
Syrah from ‘La Bade’ (28 years old) sandy clay loam.
WINEMAKING: All varieties destemmed and fermented separately. Aging in vat. No oak.
We chose to farm our vineyards organically because it allows us to produce quality grapes while working in harmony with our convictions about protecting the natural environment. It’s also the only kind of farming we’ve ever done.
Our approach to growing grapes and making wine is hands-on and small-scale which favors manual work in the vineyards, the use of natural products, and common sense. Since we started converting the vineyards to organic farming we have seen birds and insects return and the soils slowly come back to life.