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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Languedoc “Lou Maset” Blanc
40% Ugni Blanc, 40% Grenache Blanc, 20% Clairette 20 years White shaley clay, pebbles 21.5 ha total
Languedoc “Les Cocalières” Blanc
25% Roussanne, 25% Marsanne, 25% Rolle, 25% Grenache Blanc 10 years Limestone, Basalt 21.5 ha total
Languedoc Montpeyroux Rosé
30% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 30% Mourvèdre, 10% Carignan N/A Limestone, clay, scree, blue marl (with fossil deposits) 21.5 ha total
Languedoc “Lou Maset” Rouge
40% Grenache, 40% Cinsault, 10% Carignan, 5% Syrah, 5% Alicante Bouchet 20 years Limestone 21.5 ha total
Vin de Pays de l’Hérault “Les Servières” Rouge
Cinsault Planted in 1900 Marl, clay, limestone 21.5 ha total
Vin de Pays de Mont Baudile “Le Carignan” Rouge
Carignan N/A Limestone, clay, scree, blue marl (with fossil deposits) 21.5 ha total
Languedoc Montpeyroux Rouge
30% Mourvèdre, 30% Carignan, 25% Syrah, 10% Grenache, 5% Cinsault 35 years Limestone, clay, scree, blue marl (with fossil deposits) 21.5 ha total
Languedoc “Les Cocalières” Rouge
40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre 10 years Limestone, Basalt 21.5 ha total
Languedoc Montpeyroux “La Boda” Rouge
40% Mourvèdre, 40% Syrah, 10% Carignan, 10% Grenache N/A Limestone, basalt, clay, scree, blue marl (with fossil deposits) 21.5 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

In 2007, Montpeyroux was granted its own denomination within the A.O.C. Coteaux du Languedoc. In addition, all wines designated as A.O.C. Coteaux du Languedoc have been changed to a new appellation, A.O.C. Languedoc. Growers have a period of time in which they must comply. Future vintages will thus read as A.O.C. Languedoc and A.O.C. Languedoc Montpeyroux.


• Grapes are harvested by hand, de-stemmed, and only indigenous yeasts are used

• Fermentation occurs in open-top cuves of temperature-controlled stainless steel

• All parcels are vinifed and aged separately

• Wines are unfiltered

• Wines are bottled in accordance with the lunar cycle and optimal atmospheric pressure


Languedoc “Lou Maset” Blanc :

• Fermentation takes place in oak, only 10% of which is new

• Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel

• Wine ages for 12 months in barrel


Languedoc “Les Cocalières” Blanc :

• Single vineyard “Les Cocalières” is situated at an altitude of 350 meters, with northwest sun exposure

• The land is on the site of an ancient lake formed after the eruption of a volcano, resulting in a geological phenomenon consisting of limestone and basalt

• Cocalières Blanc is blended before fermentation

• Wine is blended in older casks once its alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are completed—both the vinification and malolactic fermentation take place in casks and used barrels

• Wine ages for 13-14 months in older barrels


Languedoc Montpeyroux Rosé:

• Grapes are pressed by saignée and blended after pressing

• Ferments in temperature-controlled, stainless steel

• Does not undergo a malolactic fermentation

• Ages in stainless steel for 8 months before bottling


Languedoc “Lou Maset” Rouge :

• Traditional vinification in stainless steel lasts for 10-15 days

• Ages for 6 months in barrel


Vin de Pays de l’Hérault “Les Servières” Rouge :

• Vines are well over one hundred years old!

• Vines enjoy southeast sun exposure on hillside terraces

• Grapes macerate for 20 days on the lees

• Aged for 9 months in barrel


Vin de Pays de Mont Baudile “Le Carignan” Rouge :

• Vineyard situated on hillside terraces

• Grapes macerate for 28 days, with frequent pump-overs

• Ages in barrel for 18-20 months


Languedoc “Montpeyroux” Rouge :

• Grapes macerate for 15-30 days, with frequent pump-overs

• Wine ages in barrel for 20 months


Languedoc “Les Cocalières” Rouge :

• Single vineyard “Les Cocalières” is situated at an altitude of 350 meters, with northwest sun exposure, allowing for a long, slow ripening of the grapes

• The land is on the site of an ancient lake formed after the eruption of a volcano, resulting in a geological phenomenon consisting of limestone and basalt

• Grapes are picked three weeks later than neighbors in the appellation

• Long maceration with regular pump-overs

• Ages in cuves and barrels for 15 months


Languedoc Montpeyroux “La Boda” Rouge :

• “La Boda” comes from the Spanish word for marriage; this blend is a union of terroirs merging the altitude of the Cocalières vineyard with the terroir of Aupilhac

• Long maceration with regular pump-overs

• Ages for 24 months in 300-L barrels

General Information

Country
France
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation(s)
Vin de Pays de Mont Baudile, Vin de Pays de l’Hérault, Languedoc, Languedoc Montpeyroux
Producer
Sylvain Fadat
Founded
1989
Annual Production
11,000 cases
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.aupilhac.com

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