This cuvée is the result of a blend of different plots of land located on the Left Bank of the Vienne River, all with the same soil profile.
The cuvée Les Petites Roches, with its predominantly clay and moderately chalky hillsides and plateaux, offers wines with red fruit aromas with a nice mineral structure, to be enjoyed within five years of the vintage.
This cuvée actually corresponds to our old Jeunes Vignes cuvée, renamed to evoke the gravelly soils of the Vienne valley and their calcareous mother rock and to take into account the ageing and ripening of these vines.
Here, the vinification method is similar to that of the Cuvée Terroir but the selected vines give us greater density and complexity. We use free-run wine (natural flow of the juice after alcoholic fermentation), which gives this cuvée more purity and finesse. The press wine (passage of the marc in the press) is blended with the Cuvée Terroir. Only high quality press wines may, exceptionally, be included in the blend of this cuvée.
All these qualities give the cuvée Les Petites Roches an ageing potential of a few years.