« Pigeage » :

   

"Pigeage is a French winemaking term for the traditional stomping of grapes in open fermentation tanks."

All our harvest is hand-picked and sorted when necessary. The grapes are brought to the fermenting room in small skips in order to avoid crushing the berries. Then, they are destalked, pressed and put into vats. Depending on what we want to achieve, the period in vats will last between 15 and 40 days during which we usually carry out several pumpings over and pigeages by hand.

Maturing process :

 
« Maturing cellar »

Depending on the vintage, our wines are made to age in concrete vats or in oak barrels. We taste them regularly to assess the need for rackings. The wines are then drawn clear and bottled, without fining or filtering. We carry out all the operations of preparation and bottling ourselves on the estate.

 


   Black grapes

 
Carignan

Cinsault

Grenache

Malbec

Mourvèdre

Syrah

 White grapes


Chardonnay

Sauvignon

 

Domaine des Aires Hautes et Clos de l'Escandil - 34210 Siran - France