Rhône, France

Domaine de L’Harmas has been a family tradition for four generations. The estate has 5 and a half hectares under vine. The age of the vines range from 5 to 75 years for the Cotes du Rhone, and between 40 and 50 years for Chateauneuf du Pape. Winemaking at this domaine is traditional. All harvesting is done by hand to ensure quality. Wine is aged in old oak barrels for 12 — 14 months, and lightly filtered just before bottling. The cepage of these wines is Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre.  
Cotes du Rhone
This Cotes du Rhone is made very traditionally, which is to say that the grapes are not de-stemmed, are co-fermented and spend about 20 days in cement cuves before racking into used oak barrels. The wine is bottled unfiltered and the yields are very low for a CDR at 40 hl/ha.
fr-harmas-cdpChateauneuf du Pape
The Chateauneuf du Pape is partially de-stemmed and the soak and fermentation are extended to anywhere from 22 to 25 days. The juice is punched down manually twice daily before racking into used oak barrels.