Les Chemins de l'Arskose Les Terrasses
Les Chemins de l’Arkose is located in Montpeyroux in the ancient Auvergne region of France. Here Yvan Bernard and Audrey Baldassin cultivate 8 hectares of vines on the various beautiful terroirs of Puy-de-Dôme. The soils are clay-limestone, more or less mixed with volcanic ash with basaltic intrusions. In a vineyard area that is very fragmented and therefore difficult to mechanise, they work by hand and with respect for the environment and according to the precepts of organic culture, in other words without insecticides, fungicides or synthetic chemical treatments.
Les Terrasses is a pure and racy expression of Syrah which is reminiscent of its Rhône counterpart. It comes from a massale selection of Syrah from Côte-Rotie and ‘Petite Syrah’ (Serine) from the Authezat conservatory vineyard, planted on terraces at an altitude of 400 metres. Fermented and aged in amphora, this has an earthy/red brick quality with juicy red berries, violets and peppery notes to the fore.