37, cours Xavier Arnozan
33000 Bordeaux – France
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La Pastourelle



Designation CÔTE-RÔTIE
Vineyard Size 230 hectares (568 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 part 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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Vinification The grapes for the "Seigneur de Maugiron" cuvée are picked by hand, plot by plot, at top maturity. Fermentation takes place in traditional open-topped concrete tanks, following two days of pre-fermentary cold maceration. The maceration process continues 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 approximately 10 days. The total vatting time can last 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.