Petite Arvine grows at 550 metres a.s.l. in the Rovettaz vineyard, which features sharp inclination and it’s exposed to the south, enjoying remarkably dry and windy climate; we have chosen to adopt strictly eco-compatible agronomic techniques in this area.
The outcome is a wine featuring bright straw-yellow colour, intense bouquet, floral notes and citrus sensations, expecially of pink grapefruit; its good sapidity and well balanced acid structure ensure long-term ageing.
It makes a good accompaniment to starters, white meats and fish.
Area of production: Commune of di Quart
Surface: hectares 1.5
Training System: Guyot
Sun Exposure: 7000 plants, South-South West
Type of Soil: Very Sandy, moderately calcareous, very dry in steep slope (more than 70%)
Viticultural practices: Partly mechanical and partly manual, with techniques allowed exclusively In organic farming, insecticides, acaricides and chemical weed treatments are not carried out. Fertilizations are carried out with the intake of organic substances (manure).
Vine planting: 1985 to 2004
Harvest: first week of October
Grape varieties: Petite Arvine 100%
Vinification: Traditional in n white, with use of Pied de cuvee (base Stock) selected in our vineyards
Refinement: 70%: 6 months in steel "sur lie" 30%: 6 months in oak barrique French in both cases two battonnage are made per week in November and December
Bottling: end of April
Colour: straw yellow
Bouquet: Complex Bouquet of white flowers with intense scents, floral notes and citrus sensations, especially pink grapefruit
Flavour: Rich, complex, very sapid, good structure