The grapes of passion
A good wine starts with quality grapes. Every second row of vines is grassed over and tilled, mainly to protect the vineyard from erosion, but also to maintain and conserve an intense microbial environment.
Each grape variety is specific. The plots are listed and classified based on previous harvests and are monitored from the start of vegetation: suckering, crop thinning, removal of grapes with delayed maturity… and finally, the harvest!
Here, we embark on a mysterious journey, of a secret and confidential nature, involving all the skill and know-how of several generations: VINIFICATION, with its ephemeral scents, its fragrances of violets, cherry jam or black fruit.
Following a painstaking tasting process, we opt for ageing in vats or in barrels, depending on the wine we want to craft.
THE BARREL! The choice of oak, toasting, cooperages, nothing is left to chance. We choose a given cooperage for a given grape variety, and another for a specific vat. Wines are aged in barrels for 12 to 14 months.
A year has gone by, the time for BLENDING has come
This is the most complex phase, the finishing touch, the final composition, the delicate union of Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
A new vintage is born, in keeping with the tradition and personality of the wines of La Raz Caman, Caman or Mélignan.