Stainless steel vats
This wine is a superb discreet pink color, recalling peach or rose petal. Its nose is refi ned and when aerated, its exhales notes of white peach, citrus fruit and fl owers. Light and acidulated on the palate, with some delicate and refreshing tannins on the finish.
Pure calcium-schist on blue clay, with mineral and acid soils. This is a unique parcel of 1.6 ha (6,400 vines), situated above Mas Amiel. It forms a crest and faces the peak of Narassa. The calcium-schist bedrock is close to the surface on the top of this hill, and blends with degraded calcium-shist slopes, containing a high amount of blue clay.
Altitude – Exposition: 165 m in altitude. As it faces Northwest, it maintains a good balance between maturity and freshness.
All of the varieties were handpicked in the morning of the same day (the 26th of August 2015), thereby combining the freshness of some grapes with the ripeness of others. The bunches were placed by hand in the press, where they were directly gently crushed, in view of obtaining the best juice.
After an overnight sedimentation, without the use of enzymes, the juice underwent a 3-week fermentation at a temperature of under 18°C in stainless steel vats.
MATURING AND BOTTLING
Following fermentation, NARASSA was aged on lees in stainless steel vats before being bottled in March 2016.