An island criss-crossed by winds
A breeze seizes us as soon as we arrive. The perfumed mistral crosses the vineyards and favours the slow maturation of grapes. These grapes retain the right level of acidity and a freshness that is felt with one’s nose in the wind. It is what makes the whites and rosés from here so special; they rise with the first breath.
The dominant mistral
In essence, we owe this implacably blue sky to the mistral. Cold and dry, it grips the vines, slows down the ripening process, and helps the grapes retain their acidity. At harvest time, the mistral dries the fruit, thus avoiding humidity and mould. In winter, it protects the vines from frost by creating air flows.
All this is reflected in our wines, which are true witnesses of this island ballet.
The enduring easterly
This is a moderate to strong easterly wind. Mostly gentle and humid, it brings clouds and rain in autumn and spring. In its fiery moments, it is not uncommon to hear the roar as it rises to 140 or 150 kilometres per hour. This is where its moisture penetrates the rough surface of the island and hydrates the vines of our whites and rosés.