Named after Yann Bertrand's first child, the Cuvée Emile is produced only in exceptional years from the oldest vines at the domaine. Vinification and elevage is the same as with the cuvée Vieilles Vignes, and the rare Cuvée Emile is also held back at least an additional year before release (sometimes longer).
Sandy granite. Yann describes this terroir as being particularly fragile, acidic, and mostly sand based.
Vines planted in70-100 years old
Vineyard size0.9 hectares (2.2 acres)
Altitude200m to 450m
Cold carbonic maceration with native yeast and no added SO2
Elevage7 months in 500 and 600L demi-muid, then aged in bottle for a year before release
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringBottled unfiltered by gravity following the lunar calendar
Total production average3500 bottles