Since 2010, the Côteaux des Travers are in organic farming. This means that they no longer use chemical weed control, phytosanitary treatments are only done with sulphur and copper and a certified organic fertiliser (used occasionally if necessary).
As soon as they obtained the "organic farming" label, they began biodynamic farming in order to perpetuate the terroir and make it healthier. They are also part of a group created in 2010: Les Bio Dyn Dingues Donc, to demystify biodynamics with good intentions, motivation and always in a good mood!
50 % Grenache, 30 % Syrah and 20% Old Carignan
This Wine is from very old vines (40-90 years old) with a small yield of 30 Hl/Ha. The harvest is destemmed.
Ageing for 35 days in a frustoconical barrel punching down and processing in order to obtain a robust and aromatic wine.
Domaine des Coteaux des Travers (Domaine of the Slopes of the Rising Sun) is in Rasteau, a little village in the Provence – Alpes – Côte d’Azur region of Vaucluse between Orange and Vaison la Romaine. The domain has been passed from father to son since 1920. Robert Charavin, currently at the helm, took over for his father, the first to bottle the domain’s wines in 1976.
In Rasteau, the soil is particularly rich in clay with an exceptionally sloped southern exposure. The vineyard of Cairanne is divided between sandy, clay and garrigue soils (rich in iron which give it a red colour).
It has a beautiful red colour. One discovers aromas of black fruits and liquorice. Its taste is rich on the palate with blackberry and black olive aromas and a final note of mentholated liquorice. To be enjoyed with red meat.
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