Grapes: Merlot + Grenache
Region: Roussillon, France
Vinification: Semi-carbonic maceration and then was matured in a stainless steel tank. The fermentation was, of course, carried through with only the natural yeasts on the grapes.
Aging: Stainless steel
Fining or Filtering: None
Sulfur: None added
Notes from the Importer: "Quartet" because it is the fourth cuvee of Melissa and Laurent's.
Laurent worked for several years at the venerable Paris bar à vin Le Verre Volé and after that returned to Roussillon to work directly with Alain Castex, then of Le Casot des Mailloles.
Towards the end of 2017, armed with what he had learned from Castex, he and Melissa took over the remaining three hectare vineyard from his father and are returning it to its organic past.
In 2019 they started biodynamics and they are using cover crops to improve the soil quality. In fact, during our morning of walking around all off their vineyards in the spring of 2022 we were very impressed with their understanding of the role the soil plays in the vineyard.