Gardarem has been made from 3 isolated plots with an exceptional and unique terroirs. One of these parcels is typical from those terroirs situated on Southern Luberon high hills: very rocky soils, clayey and deep. The exposure favours earliness and a beautiful grape ripeness. The two other plots are situated on Northern Luberon sides at 300 m and 450m high on clayey and chalky soils.
Syrah 85% - Grenache 15%.
30-year vines. Clipping and trellising. Short pruning of « two eyes » shaping (that is to say: two shoots and four clusters of grapes). Optimization of foliar soil brings more sweetness to the grapes. Yield: Syrah with small and concentrated berries. Cultural practices and environmental conditions give small yields: 28 ha/hl.
Soft extractions aiming fullness and velvety features. Long fermentation at low temperature, followed by a 4-week maceration. The maturing is done after the malo-lactic fermentation, all in new French oak barrels, from Tronçais forest, on a seelction Colbert of Nadalié cooper.