The terroir of Château Gassier

 

We can find four main terroirs on the estate located at 330 meters of altitude:

- to the West, the soil made of sillty sand is ideal for Syrah;

- to the South, the dry and rocky land with little depth receives black Grenache and Vermontino (Rolle);

- to the East, the bottom of the slopes, deep and rocky are perfect for Cinsault;

- to the North,  the clay and limestone soil overides a sandstone slab which is convenient for Grenache.

In order to gain a better knowledge of our terroir and define the best adequation between the soil and  the grape variety we have digged 17 pedological cavities.


The harvest takes place very early in the morinig to retain the freshness in the grapes. The grapes are then desteemed and vinified by direct press and short pellicle maceration. The recent investments in equipment allow us to keep the grapes away from oxygen during the press and therefore protect the aromas which gives its fruitiness to the wine.