Region: IGP Collines Rhodaniennes
Type: Red Wine
Grape: Gamay/Syrah/Pinot Noir
When Pierre-Andre and Anne started to farm in the out of the way Coteaux-Du-Gier somewhere between Lyon and Clermont-Ferrand wine wasn’t a priority, instead it was grains, fruits and dairy cows, as well as a tiny production of wines. This kept going until the early 2000's when a drop in milk prices forced them to rethink a few things, and they decided to take some of their most interesting land and convert it to vineyards. What didn’t change was the commitment to be farmers first, to work the land honestly and responsibly and have the product reflect that, be it wine or milk.
Meaning "Stormy Sky", Ciel d'Orage is a medium-bodied blend made from fruit that is hand-harvested from 23 year-old vines grown on mica schist + gravel soils. The grapes are partly de-stemmed and part-whole bunches co-fermented, which creates a semi-carbonic environment for a portion of the fermenting-must. After 2 weeks of maceration, the must is pressed and blending ensues. The wine ages for 9 months in concrete tank before being bottled unfined, unfiltered, with no additional sulfur.
Juicy and bursting with with ripe black & blue fruit.