We believe in the importance of the terroir, the climate, and the winegrower – as much as, if not more, than in the grape variety. Curzilles is a plot situated in Féchy, marked by its limestone soil, where we plant several grape varieties together. This means that the grapes are picked at the same time and fermented together. Curzilles is then matured for one year in clay eggs to give it the time needed for its personality to develop. The perfect example of a wine that speaks of its home, one that is full-bodied, fresh and ever so welcoming.
Harvest on 10th September
The budding date predicted a normal year, with harvest in October, as usual in our region. But the time until the flowering has rarely been so short: only 49 days against 62.5 days on average thanks to hot and sunny weather!
So we started picking on September 10, with grapes of absolutely irreproachable quality and temperatures still frying 30 degrees. It was one of the nicest and longest summers ever recorded.
The fermentations went well. The last sugars turned into alcohol. Crucial stage, revealing the subtleties of the grape. Out of respect for work in the vineyard, we vinify in the same state of mind. In particular, by the use of native yeasts or the absence of sulfur, which makes us live adventures sometimes surprising … The tasting is daily. We monitor the wines with curiosity and interest, which allows us to gently guide each tank through temperature controls or transvases.
We are looking forward to seeing you again at our cellar to taste this 2018 vintage, which offers wines with body and very nice concentrations of aromas.