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Domaine Duclaux's vineyard : 13 acres

Domaine Duclaux's vineyard : 13 acres - Cote-Rotie and Condrieu

The vineyards of domain Duclaux are entirely situated in Tupin et Semons and in the southern sector of Côte-Rôtie.

Name-vineyard : Maison Rouge, Coteau de Tupin, Tupin, le Collet, Coteau de Bassenon, Pimotin.

Surface : 5.8 Hectares (13 acres).

Soil : Gneiss. The soil is a clear color typicaly of the southern sector of the appellation.

Exposition : vineyard are planted on the hills on the right bank of the Rhone with exposition south and south-east.

Climate : semi-continental.

Density per Ha : the density of the vines is very strong ; 1 vine stock per m².

Trellising : every vine stock are attached to wood stake that measure over 1.80 meters.

Grape-varieties : 95 % syrah (red) and 5 % viognier (white). All new plantation are carried out using “selection massale”.

Average age of the vine : 25 to 30 years.

Type of pruning : 80 % in “goblet pruning” and 20 % in “single cane pruning”.

Rootstock : the majority in 3309 C (syrah) and in 110 R (viognier).

Yields : between 35 and 40 hl per hectare. Green harvesting since 1993.

Protection of environment : we are conscious of the richness of soil and the terroir of Côte-Rôtie. After all, we protect this by using no insecticide or acaricide.