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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Vinsobres Rouge
"La Papesse"
Grenache 60 years Clay, Limestone varied with gravel, galets roulés, and/or sand 26 ha
Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge
“A Pascal S. ”
Grenache 60 years Clay, Limestone varied with gravel, galets roulés, and/or sand 26 ha
Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge
“Ceps Centenaires La Mémé ”
Grenache > 100 years Clay, Limestone varied with gravel, galets roulés, and/or sand 26 ha
Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge
“Il Fait Soif” **
80% Grenache, 20% Syrah 15 - 30 years Clay, Limestone 4 ha
Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge
“La Sagesse ”
Grenache 60 years Clay, Limestone varied with gravel, galets roulés, and/or sand 26 ha
Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge
“Les Laurentides”
Grenache 50 years Clay, Limestone varied with gravel, galets roulés, and/or sand 26 ha
Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge
“L’Elémentaire”
Grenache 45 years Clay, Limestone varied with gravel, galets roulés, and/or sand 26 ha
Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge
“Poignée de Raisins”
Grenache 5 - 30 years Clay, Limestone varied with gravel, galets roulés, and/or sand 26 ha
Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge
“Pourpre ” **
Grenache 50 - 80 years Clay, Limestone 4 ha
Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc
“Vie on y est”
Viognier 30 years Clay, Limestone varied with gravel, galets roulés, and/or sand 26 ha
Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge
“Sierra du Sud”
Syrah 15 - 35 years Clay, Limestone varied with gravel, galets roulés, and/or sand 26 ha
Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé
“Il Fait Très Soif” **
1/3 Syrah, 1/3 Grenache, 1/3 Cinsault 25 years Clay, Limestone 4 ha
Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé
“Rosé Pompon”
60% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Syrah 5 - 10 years Clay, Limestone varied with gravel, galets roulés, and/or sand 26 ha
Vin de France “Tout’ En Bulles de Gramenon”
80% Clairette, 20% Viognier 30 years Clay, Limestone 26 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

**Denotes a wine made under the label "Maxime François Laurent"

• All grapes have been farmed biodynamically since 2007; the Laurents have been certified organic since 2010

• Yields are limited in the vineyards

• Vines are pruned in Gobelet and Cordon de Royat

• All fermentations are natural, using only indigenous yeasts

• All reds are bottled unfined and unfiltered, and with no additional sulfur during fermentation

GRAMENON


Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc “Vie on y est” :

• Both alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation are in barriques

• Wine ages for 6 months in barrel before bottling


Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé “Rosé Pompon” :

• Juice achieved by direct pressing

• Wine ages for 6 months in cuve before bottling


Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge “Sierra du Sud” :

• Grapes are partially de-stemmed

• Grapes macerate for 12 days in cement cuve

• Wine ages in both cuve and in barriques for 7 months before bottling


Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge “Poignée de Raisins” :

• Grapes are partially de-stemmed

• Grapes macerate for 10 days in cement cuve

• Wine ages for 6 months in cuve before bottling


Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge “L’Elémentaire” :

• Grapes are partially de-stemmed

• Grapes macerate for 15 days in cement cuve

• Wine ages in both cuve and in barriques for 8 months before bottling


Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge “Les Laurentides” :

• Grapes are partially de-stemmed

• Grapes macerate for 15 days in cement cuve

• Wine ages for 12 months in barriques


Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge “A Pascal S. ” :

• Whole cluster fermentation for 18 days in wood cuve

• Wine ages for 12 months in barriques


Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge “La Sagesse ” :

• Grapes are partially de-stemmed

• Grapes macerate for 15 days in cement cuve

• Wine ages for 12 months in barriques


Vinsobres Rouge “La Papesse ” :

• Grapes are partially de-stemmed

• Grapes macerate for 15 days in wood cuve

• Wine ages for 12 months in barriques


Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge “Ceps Centenaires La Mémé”:
• Whole cluster fermentation for 18 days in wood cuve
• Wine ages for 12 months in barriques

Vin de France “Tout’ En Bulles de Gramenon”:
• Wine is not disgorged nor aged sur lattes
• Wine is bottles during fermentation and finishes fermentation in bottle
• Enclosed with a cork and crown cap
• 8 grams residual sugar

MAXIME FRANÇOIS LAURENT


Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge “Il Fait Soif” :

• Grapes are partially de-stemmed
• Syrah ferments with carbonic maceration
• Partial whole cluster fermentation in cement cuve for 10 days
• Wine ages for 6 months in stainless steel cuves

Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge “Pourpre ” :

• Grapes are partially de-stemmed

• Grapes macerate for 15 days

• Wine ages for 8 months in barriques


Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé “Il Fait Très Soif” :
• Juice achieved by direct pressing
• Wine ages for 6 months in stainless steel tank before bottling
• Completes malolactic fermentation

General Information

Country
France
Region
Southern Rhône
Appellation(s)
Côtes-du-Rhône, Vinsobres
Producer
Michèle Aubèry-Laurent & Maxime François Laurent
Founded
1979
Annual Production
N/A
Farming
Biodynamic, Organic
Website
http://domaine-gramenon.fr/

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