The Grand Cru
The plot of land of La Rougerie is set in the top part of the property on a gentle slope facing southwards. Besides, this ideal geographic position, the vines grow on a pure clay stain which gives the cabernet franc all its grandeur in a mystic, deep and fascinating nose. A velvety texture with classic tannins and a never-ending finish in mouth make La Rougerie feel the king in Pallus.
La Rougerie has become the grand cru in Domaine de Pallus and the whole appellation in Chinon thanks to a close observation of both the vine and the terroir and a required action from Bertrand Sourdais.
Vineyard: Cravant les Coteaux
Grape variety: Cabernet franc
Plot of land: Half hectare planted in two stages in 1952 and 2007. The first half plot planted in 1952 is made up a selection of a unique cabernet franc (5000 vines per hectare). The second half is made up a selection of Domaine de Pallus (7700 vines per hectare).
Terroir: Pure clay
Byodinamic wine cultivation
Average yield: 30 hl/ hectare
95% stemmed grape
Individual vinification in an open-wooden deposit
Maceration 25 to 30 days.
Aging in new Borgogne barrels for 18 months..