40% Merlot + 40% Pinot Noir + 10% Marselan + 10% Roussanne
Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, France
Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats. Direct Press
Aging: Stainless steel on fine lees
Fining or Filtering: None
Sulfur: Minimal at bottling
Notes from the Importer:
Domaine de la Mongestine is in Coteaux d"Aix en Provence in the gorgeous South of France. Their 31 hectares of vineyards are on clay and limestone soils, and at an elevation of 450 meters, are some of the highest in the region. The winemaking is as natural as possible for all of the cuvees, with natural yeast ferments in inert stainless tanks or amphora which allow for micro oxygenation without obscuring their terroir. No additives are used except for a kiss of sulfur at bottling. Mongestine pushes the boundaries of their wine region by producing limited and natural cuvees without manipulation. This is a refreshing contrast to the many commercial wines now produced in Provence.