L’Extrême blanc

From 1 hectare of dark schistose marls on steep north-east facing slopes, planted 1898. Mas de las Fredas, Vallée de l’Agly. Grenache gris 70%, Grenache blanc 25%, Grenache noir 5%. Basket pressed with a degree of juice oxidation, reducing primary fruit character whilst enhancing, complexity and stability for mid-term ageing. Cold settled before spontaneous fermentation in new 225L and old 500L French oak barrels. Elevage in stainless steel, with extended solid contact and autolytic impression preferred to lees stirring. Malolactic fermentation. No fining, bottled with light filtration.

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