Elegant perfumes, fruity nose of red fruits. Light and silky with a nice structure. This wine is the bridge to Bandol - just with more carignan. It's electric and deep and the kind of red that works in the dead of winter as much as it does with a slight chill on a hot day. Outstanding and kooky value!
Traditional vinification, whole bunch maceration during 4 weeks. Aging for 18 months in French oak barrels with a second malolactic fermentation.
Jane and Alain Constant own Domaine Ray-Jane which has been in their families since 1288. The vineyards spread over 64 acres in the terrroirs of Le Castellet and La Cadiere. The newly upgraded cellar is equipped with the latest technology (thermoregulated stainless steel tanks for maceration of all 3 wines, automatic system for pumping over the red Bandol. Alain’s father Raymond had a passion for all things used for winemaking (tools for vineyard management, barrel-making and winemaking) and a small museum lies on the property where a unique collection of over 20,000 tools is displayed.
A third of the vines are 100 years old and planted on Restanques (terraces made of stones carved into the hills to prevent erosion and facilitate the natural distribution of water resources). The work in the vineyard is done without motorized tools (ploughing is done with horses and hoe). Harvest is manual.