Coteaux du Lyonnais
'L'Astrale' comes from Baptiste's oldest Gamay vines in Millery and is only produced in the best years.
3 vineyard sites with old vines - Archette, Combarinel and Charpenay (Millery)
Fruit comes from 3 parcels (Archette, Combarinel, et le Coutouis) make up 1.0 ha, of 60 years old vines (Baptiste is renting).
Vines planted in1960s
Vineyard size0.80 ha
Whole cluster and native yeast fermentation in barrel with no added SO2 or temperature control (heating / cooling), with the objective being to 'infuse' the grapes rather than to extract them. This wine was vinified entirely in fiberglass tanks.
Elevage6 months in fiberglass tanks
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Unfiltered / No SO2 added
Total production average1800 bottles in 2018
UPC Code Bottle652012287933