Balazu Des Vaussieres (2015)

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Region - Tavel, Souther Rhône, France

Grapes - 50% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 25% Mourvedre

Alcohol - 14%

Age of vines - 35-95yrs (inherited from Christian's grandfather)

Viticulture - Biodynamic

Total production - 2500 bottles

Suitable for vegans: Yes

Winemakers - Nadia and Christian Charmasson

Nadia and Christian farm 5.5 hectares across differed terroires. Most of their reds come from 3ha in Tavel on a mix of slate, clay, sand and calcareous soils.

For this wine all the varieties are co-fermented 100% whole cluster in steel tanks. Pressed 2-3 weeks after maceration then returned to tank to finish fermentation where the wine spends 3-4 years on its fine lees with 1-2 rackings only if necessary.

The wine is transferred to another tank prior to bottling where natural sedimentation occurs. It is then bottled by gravity.

Unrefined. Unfiltered.