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Mouressipe

Alain Allier makes his wine in a small garage close to the Mouriseppe mountains, the very same which used to be a vital look out for the Romans; they probably even planted the vines. The vineyard covers 9 ha in total of Syrah, Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Chardonnay and Chasselas on a limestone base with clay and blue marl. Alain only vinifies the fruit from 4 ha himself, offering the rest to the local coop. Alain's philosophy is simple: the more you do in the vineyard to create healthy, balanced fruit, the less you need to do in the winery. All grapes are picked and destemmed by hand. S02 is rarely used. The wines are aged in fibreglass barrels to help retain the purity of fruit.