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.