37, cours Xavier Arnozan
33000 Bordeaux – France
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La Landonne



Designation CÔTE-RÔTIE
Vineyard Size 191 hectares (472 acres)
Soil type in the northern part of the vineyard the Côte Brune, consists of extremely steep, terraced slopes of ferruginous mica schists which are covered with schist sand (arzel).The Côte Blonde has a varied geology with gneiss and granite predominating at the most southern side of the appellation.
Vine varieties Syrah (80% minimum). An addition of up to 10 to 20% of Viognier grapes in the crop is allowed.
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Grape harvesting The grapes used in the “La Landonne” cuvée are only picked by hand at maximum maturity.
Vinification The fermentation takes place in traditional open-topped concrete tanks, after three days of cold maceration. Before fermentation, the maceration process is conducted under controlled temperatures of 82°F to 86°F (28°C to 30°C). Daily cap pushing down and pumping over are carried out for about 10 days. The total vatting time can be up to 20 days.
Maturing The wine is aged for 14 to 16 months in new or one year old oak casks. The barrels are topped up regularly.