Planted in 1997 on a south-east facing slope, the soil is sandier (a mix of sandstone and limestone) compared to the syrah vineyard. The ripe and healthy grapes (35hh) go through semi-carbonic maceration in stainless steel, as per ageing for 9 to 12 months. Bottled without fining, filtration or SO2 added
Notes on the producer
Denis Lattard and his brother Luc are the first and only vignerons in Autichamp, about 30km south-east of Valence, where they planted their first vineyard in 1995 and now farm 7ha. After working as a vineyard manager for an estate in Hermitage he returned to the family farm in 1993 after his father retired. Farming has been organic from the start and the use of sulphur during winemaking was deemed unnecessary from 2007.