Clos d’Ora vineyard is farmed using biodynamic methods, with only horse traction to work between the rows. Leaf thinning takes place before the harvest and the grapes are entirely hand-picked. Each grape variety and each parcel is macerated in separate batches in an unlined, thermoregulated precast concrete vat.
Syrah: vatting and vinification of destalked grapes. Grenache and Mourvèdre: destemming and light crushing before vatting under strict temperature control. Very gentle maceration, limiting the extraction of tannins. Some pumping over for aeration, and humidification of the cap only. Carignan: whole bunch vatting at higher temperatures to extract the maximum of aromas.