The Fleurie Vieilles Vignes comes from vines that are over 60 years old. This cuvée is aged for longer in used barrels, then held back for an additional year before release. Like everything at the domaine, this wine is naturally vinified without any added yeast or SO2.
Sandy granite. Yann describes this terroir as being particularly fragile, acidic, and mostly sand based.
Vines planted in60 years average
Vineyard size2 ha (5 acres)
Altitude200m to 450m
Cold carbonic maceration with native yeast and no added SO2
Elevage7-9 months in used 225 liter barrels, at least 4 years old. Racked by gravity. Aged one year after bottling before release.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringBottled unfiltered by gravity following the lunar calendar