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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Vin de Pays de l’Hérault Blanc “Pico”
70% Vermentino, 20% Carignan Blanc, 10% Roussanne 25 to 50 years Limestone 2 ha
Languedoc Rosé
32% Cinsault, 32% Carignan, 23% Mourvèdre, 13% Grenache 10 to 30 years Limestone 4 ha
Languedoc Rouge “Jazz”
35% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre/Cinsault Grenache planted in 2007, Mourvèdre in 2001, Carignan in 1981, Cinsault in 1981 and 1974 Limestone 3 ha
Languedoc Rouge “Podio Alto”
40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault 10 to 35 years Limestone 6 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres


As of 2007, 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.

• The Cripps farm in lutte-raisonnée, incorporating some biodynamic vineyard practices since 1998

Vin de Pays de l’Hérault Blanc “Pico” :

• Grapes are pressed and undergo a temperature-controlled fermentation

Languedoc Rosé:

• Certain parcels of red grapes are grown specifically for the rosé production

• Direct press and temperature-controlled fermentation

Languedoc Rouge “Podio Alto” :

• Grapes are 100% de-stemmed
• Grapes are all harvested by hand

• Wine is vinified in open top vats with wild yeasts

• Fermentation lasts 2 to 3 weeks

• Wine is racked to 5-7 years old barrels (400, 500, 600-L) and aged for 1 year before bottling

• Wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered

Languedoc Rouge “Jazz”:
• Carignan and Cinsault are harvested early and fermented together
• Grenache and Mourvèdre are harvested at optimal ripeness and fermented separately
• Immediately after primary fermentation, wine is blended together in concrete tanks
• Very little sulfur is used in the fermentation process

General Information

Vin de Pays de l’Hérault, A.O.C. Languedoc
Robert & Kim Cripps
Annual Production
4,100 cases
Lutte Raisonnée
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