After pressing and cold settling for a period of 24 hours, the musts are racked and fermented in temperature controled stainless steel tanks at maximum temperature of 64°F (18°C).
Vineyards : the vineyard covers about 41,200 hectares/101,764 acres (within 6 French "départements"). White wine production represents approximately 3% of the total volume produced: 50,000 hl (555,555 cases).
Climate : The climate is Mediterranean and bears the stamp of the "Mistral" wind. This strong wind results from a difference in atmospheric pressures between the northern and southern parts of the Rhône valley. It is beneficial to the vine's growth. The region is also marked by seasonal rains, and hot, exceptionally sunny weather in the summer months.