2014 VDF ‘Coup de Canon’

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2014 VDF ‘Coup de Canon’


Very gentle extraction means this is pale bright and juicy.

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Cuvée: VDF Coup de Canon

Style: Still

Colour: Red

Grape Varieties: Grolleau - One hectare – 6,500 vines per hectare. Average age of the vines 70 years


Vintage: 2014

Winemaking technique: Hand harvested, natural yeast, maceration of two to three weeks in concrete vats of 53hl (entire harvest). No SO2. Maceration at room temperature, draining juice every two days. No pigeage/remontage. Slow horizontal press. No fining. No filtration. 

Ageing: About one year in a mix of old barrique and concrete tank

Sulphur: Two grams of SO2 when bottling depending on the year.

Climate: North/South exposed at 55 metres above sea level. Temperate oceanic climate gradient. Temperatures are never extreme (neither very hot nor very cold). Mild, rainy winters and cool summers and relatively wet.

Soil: Clay and flint. Light and stony soil. Treatment sulphur and copper and horsetail 7-12 times per year. Soil mechanically worked (décavailloneuse, discs and blade hoes)

Yield: 40hl/ha