Domaine de la Jument Rousse covers 6 hectares in the heart of the Corbières region. The vines are on a 250m high clay-limestone plateau that allows for full, late ripening of the grapes thanks to the cool nights.
The vines are surrounded by the soft-leaved scrubland of the garrigue and the soil is progressively being converted to organic production.
Yields are low (20hl/ha), and the harvest
is late (from end September to mid October).
I have followed the biodynamic calendar, avoiding unfavourable days (phases of the moon) and preferring flower days and fruit days, which allows the vintage to stretch over three weeks.
The grapes are picked and sorted by hand and transported to the cellar in small cases. The bunches are destemmed and vinified in stainless-steel tanks.