“Coup de Foudre” is the first wine harvested at the Domaine, usually within the first week of September. The resulting wine is a blend of three Mediterranean white grape varieties; Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Vermentino. The grapes are grown on two distinct soil types; the first plot is situated near the entrance to the Domaine on clay limestone and the second on schist at an altitude of 400m.
Immediately after harvest the grapes are stored in the cold room at 6 ºC for a minimum of 12 hours before being cold pressed. Whole bunch pressing then follows without any maceration at low temperatures of 4ºC. There is then a gentle clarification before transferring to 20-year-old Alsatian casks. The fermentation then starts when the temperature is raised to 18ºC. The vinification then proceeds without any chemical, or oenological, intervention. The wines are allowed to follow nature’s course. Aged on the lees, the wine then evolves naturally with malo-lactic fermentation taking place, or not, as nature dictates. When bottled in Spring, Coup de Foudre undergoes a light filtration with a minimum addition of sulphites to guarantee clarity and optimum stability.
A clear and brilliant wine that combines minerality, finesse and freshness with an aromatic palate that is rich in ripe fruit, rounded and with an impressive length. An outstanding wine