La Grande Cuvée is an uncompromising cuvée, born from the desire to savour the oldest vines of Grenache Noirsurrounding the old oak, on the Plateau plot in Berne. The pairing of Grenache noir and the limestone terroir works wonderfully, and the vinification is now developed by letting the intensity, freshness and chalky grain on the palate express themselves. This is a key characteristic of the estate wine. The harvest date is only confirmed when the right balance between fruitiness and acidity exists. The harvest takes place at night and the grapes are sent quickly to the cellar. Maceration takes place in the closed press for a few hours, to promote exchanges between must and skins, without too much fear of diffusing a little colour. This does not affect the quality. Stabulation, (a technique developed in Provence that allows partially clarified juice to be held at low temperatures for a certain period of time), on lees take place for two weeks, with daily stirring. This promotes the early aromatic release from the grapes, while giving the mouth an incomparable richness. Fermentation takes place partly in vats, and partly in oak and acacia barrels, with aging on fine lees for five months. The finished wine is obtained by the final reassembly of the wines from vats and the wines from the woods, without the woody notes ever weighing down the bouquet or the palate. On the contrary, this original breeding provides discreet tannins which underline the structure of the Grenache in the mouth, while ensuring good aging potential.