Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, “Pied de Baud”
Comprised of 100% Grenache with an average age of 45 years, from adjacent parcels totaling 1.5 hectare. While they are nestled side by side, the two parcels are distinctly different: “Pied de Baud” has a sandy based soil, while “Cabrières” is stonier, riddled with the large galet stones for which Châteauneuf-du-Pape is known. Situated in the northern reaches of the appellation, these two sites are much cooler than the rest of the appellation, making a wine that is fresher and considerably less tannic. The grapes for this wine are partially destemmed (about 50%) and are fermented in stainless steel tanks for one month and aged in a combination of stainless steel and large oak barrels for 18 months before being assembled and bottled.