Domaine des Lampyres


Wines

‘Anima’ Rouge VdF

Varietal: Syrah, Carignan

Color: Red

Farming Practice: Organic

Organic. 50% Syrah, 50% Carignan. 20 year-old vines of Syrah, three year-old new vines of Carignan. Syrah planted on red clay and limestone (argilo-calcaire), and Carignan on pure schist. The Syrah and Carignan were harvested on the same day and underwent a ten-day, whole cluster, spontaneous co-fermentation in a large stainless-steel tank. On the 11th day the grapes are pressed; juice is transferred back to stainless-steel tanks for eight month’s aging. Unfined, unfiltered, 10ppm SO2 added just before bottling.

‘Calentu’ Rouge VdF

Varietal: Grenache

Color: Red

Farming Practice: Organic

Organic. 100% Grenache. Taken from vines of an average of 25 years of age; at 50m altitude on pure schist soils. Whole-cluster fermented in fiberglass vats for eight days, then pressed; the pressed juice is combined with free-run juice in stainless steel tanks to finish fermentation. Racked and transferred to amphore after the completion of malolactic; élevage in amphore for eight months. Unfined, unfiltered, 20ppm SO2 added just before bottling.

‘Contra Attaque’ Rouge VdF

Varietal: Mourvèdre

Color: Red

Farming Practice: Organic

Organic. 100% Mourvèdre. Taken from vines of average 25 years of age and at a range of 35-100m altitude. The grapes are direct pressed; juice is transferred directly to stainless steel tanks. Spontaneous fermentation, with five months’ aging in tank afterward. Unfined, unfiltered, 20ppm SO2 added just before bottling.

‘Des Sens’ Blanc VdF

Varietal: Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir, Carignan Blanc

Color: White

Farming Practice: Organic

Organic. 25% Grenache Blanc, 25% Grenache Gris, 25% Grenache Noir, 25% Carignan Blanc. Taken from 50 year-old vines on schist soils at 50m. Grapes are hand-harvested on the same day; whole bunches are direct pressed. Spontaneous co-fermentation in stainless steel tanks. No stirring of fine lees; after malolactic fermentation completes, the wine is racked to neutral 500L barrels, where it’s aged eight months. Prior to bottling, max 20ppm SO2 is added to the wine. Unfined, unfiltered. The grande dame white wine of the domaine, herbal, glossy, with a tense mineral spine.

‘Margot’ Rose VdF

Varietal: Syrah, Carignan Noir, Carignan Blanc, Macabeu, Grenache Noir

Color: Rose

Farming Practice: Organic

Organic. 25% Syrah, 25% Carignan Noir, 15% Carignan Blanc, 15% Macabeu, 20% Grenache Noir. Taken from vines of 25 years’ average age, on varying altitudes between 35-100m. The Syrah and Carignan Noir are direct pressed and spontaneously co-fermented in a stainless steel tank. The Carignan Blanc, Macabeu and Grenache Noir undergo a five-day maceration on the skins before pressing, then and are spontaneously co-fermented in a separate tank. After malolactic fermentation completes, the tanks are blended and the wine ages for four months together. Unfined, unfiltered, 25ppm SO2 added just before bottling.

‘Point Triple’ Blanc VdF

Varietal: Macabeu, Muscat d’Alexandrie

Color: White

Farming Practice: Organic

Organic. 90% Macabeu, 10% Muscat d’Alexandrie. The Macabeu was direct pressed and spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tanks. The Muscat d’Alexandrie underwent a three-week, whole cluster maceration in stainless steel tanks before being pressed, then returned to tanks to finish fermentation. The Macabeu and Muscat d’Alexandrie are blended after malolactic fermentation. They’re then aged together for five months in stainless steel on the fine lees. Prior to bottling, between 10-30ppm SO2 are added to the wines. Unfined, unfiltered. Fresh, hazy, gauzy, with notes of lemongrass, white rock, and straw.

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