IGP Collines Rhodaniennes
This single-vineyard wine was planted in 2007, and while Aurélien considers it to be one of his best terroirs, it was never classified AOC Saint-Joseph because the owner had not originally planted vines there, and was unable to request the appellation later. Aurélien does not know the official name of the parcel, but has nicknamed it Le Crêt Louison, in honor of the granddaughter of the owner who rents him the vineyard.
Le Crêt Louison
Orange and red granite with lots of iron
Vines planted in2007
Vineyard size0.23 ha
100% destemmed. Natural yeast fermentation in fiberglass tanks, three pumpovers per day. Maceration à chaud at 30-32ºC.
Elevage12-15 months in barrels
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Total production average2,500 bottles