Domaine de Granajolo
Rouge Tradition Niellucciu 2018
Fruit sourced from vineyards planted in 1974 with soil marked by decomposed sand and layer of granite. Only sulfur and copper sprayed, no chemicals at all (Pesticides, herbicides, etc). The grapes are totally destemmed. Soft pressing with a pneumatic press connected to the sorting moving table. Fermented in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature (btw 20 and 24°C) for 3 weeks. Racking during the fermentation and at the end of it. Malolactic fermentation. Bentonite used for proteins and tartaric stability. Aged roughly 1 year in stainless steel vats. No fining. Slightly filtrated allowing a very low use of added sulfites. Estate bottled in February and the cases are stocked in a temperature controlled area in the warehouse.