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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Côtes de Provence Blanc
40% Rolle, 30% Ugni Blanc, 25% Sémillon, 5% Clairette 5, 30, and 90 years old Clay, Limestone 1.7 ha
Côtes de Provence Rosé
40% Grenache, 35% Mourvèdre, 15% Barbaroux, 5% Rolle, 5% varied 5 and 90 years old Clay, Limestone .5 ha
Côtes de Provence Rouge
50% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre, 15% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% varied 5-10 years, 30-40 years, and 90 years old Clay, Limestone 2.5 ha
Côtes de Provence Syrah “Les Planches de la Gardivole”
98% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon 20 years average Clay, Limestone .5 ha
I.G.P. Méditerranée Rouge
50% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon N/A Clay, Limestone N/A
I.G.P. Alpes Maritimes Rouge “Grassenc”
Grassenc Planted in 2010 Clay, Limestone .35 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres


• Hand-harvested

• Rigorous sorting takes place in the vineyard during harvest

• Fermentation occurs naturally with indigenous yeasts


• 50% direct press, 50% saignée

• Fermented and aged in stainless steel tank for 6 months

• Wine completes malolactic fermentation


• Ugni Blanc fermented in cement tanks
• Sémillon fermented in barriques

• Rolle fermented in demi-muids

• Aged in barriques, demi-muids, and concrete tank for 6 months

• 10% new oak

• Wine completes malolactic fermentation

• Fermentation in concrete tank
• Light pump-overs at beginning of fermentation followed by light punchdowns
• Côtes de Provence Rouge aged in barriques and demi-muids for 12 months
• Côtes de Provence Syrah aged in demi-muids for 18 months
• 15-20% new oak
• Unfined and unfiltered

I.G.P. Alpes Maritimes Rouge “Grassenc”:
• 50% of grapes are de-stemmed, 50% whole-cluster
• Light punchdowns
• Vinified in concrete tank
• Aged in demi-muids (5 years old) for 1 year

I.G.P. Méditerranée Rouge:
• In June 2017, a hail storm destroyed most of Clos Saint Joseph’s production of red grapes. A portion of this bottling comes from the domaine's vines, but the vast majority comes from donated grapes from a large group of Provence’s top growers (an organization called Rouge Provence, intended to create solidarity among growers and promote Provence’s historic red wines) including Domaine Tempier, Domaine Hauvette, and Domaine de la Tour du Bon. All these grapes come from different AOCs (Bandol, Les Baux, Coteaux d’Aix, Coteaux Varois, Côtes de Provence), which is why the wine’s designation is IGP Méditerranée instead of AOC Côtes de Provence.
• Fermentation in concrete tank
• Light pump-overs at beginning of fermentation followed by light punchdowns
• Aged 12 months in barriques and demi-muids
• No new barriques
• Unfined and unfiltered

General Information

Côtes de Provence
Roch Sassi
Annual Production
1,650 cases
Organic (practicing), Biodynamic (practicing)
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