TYPE OF SOIL: Very limey soil, abundance of small stones; fine texture with pale coloured sections of chalk.
ALTITUDE: 35-40 m a.s.l.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 85 quintals.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Spurred cordon.
PLANTING DENSITY: 5,000 vines per hectare.
HARVESTING PERIOD: 20 September.
BOTTLING PERIOD: March.
VINIFICATION: destalking followed by 21 days remaining on the skins; after racking malolactic fermentation in stainless steel, maturation for 14 months in barriques.
MATURATION: Allier oak barriques used 2 or 3 times
AGING CAPACITY: to drink at once or to age up to 8-10 years