Grenache 40% Syrah 30% Cinsault 30%
Sauvage in French means ‘Wild’ and our Bijou Sauvage takes its name from the wild garrigue that surrounds the vineyards where the Sauvage grapes are grown. Some of the plants nearby include herb bushes such as rosemary, thyme and lavender.
Viticulture and Vinification
The grapes that go into our Bijou Sauvage are grown on vines that lie on a mixture of soils with some parcels made up of large rolled stones and others alluvial clay. The proximity of the Mediterranean Ocean to these vineyards has a cooling effect on the vines, which ensures that the grapes ripen slowly. This slow ripening of the grapes develops more concentration of flavour and prevents jammy, cooked fruit flavours from developing. This cooling effect also helps the grapes to retain their natural acidity, which guarantees a freshness in our Bijou Sauvage rosé.
In the winery the grapes are carefully selected and gently crushed. Fermentation takes place at low temperatures of 14-16 ° to preserve the delicate fruit flavours. The wines are then placed in stainless steel vats for filtration and stabilization before bottling.