Appellation: none
Cuvée: Tosut
Colour: Red
Grapes: Garnacha Negre 50 Syrah 50
About: Tosut means a toy, or a play-thing for kids. The label depicts an arabesque motif found on a piece of ceramic tile on the roof of a small hut in the vineyard, which was made by hand. First year produced was 2014.

Vines

Location: La Cove and La Come’ngloria
Size ha: 2
Age: vines planted 2012, 2013
Soils: calcaire
Exposition: east west
Altitude: 400m and 600m la cove
Farming: biodynamic, cover crops, grasses, herbs, and flowers adding to soil health, retention of moisture, and bio-diversity.
Average yield hl/ha: 25
Climate: Mediterranean with fresh nights

Winemaking

The grapes are de-stemmed and co-fermented in inox. 8 days on skins, then part is racked to age in amphora and part returned to inox. No additives, no sulfur, no fining, no filtration, no clarification. Tank and amphora are blended a month before bottling. Bottled around 9 months after harvest.

Vintage notes 2020
A very challenging year in all ways, with heavy and persistent rain causing mildew problems and widescale loss of fruit. But the season finished well with fine weather during summer and harvest time and some purchases of fruit to make up for some losses.
Yield hl/ha: 20
Harvested: mid august to end September
Bottles produced: 1800
Date bottled: 2021-05
Alcohol %: 12
SO2 Total: < 4
Tasting: 2021-12-16 Cafe and dried cassis, earthy toasty, lovely acidity, bright and energy

Vintage Notes 2022
A dry, hot year but delicate because not enough nutrients in the vines due to the drought and heat. Nonetheless, easy ferments and results are gentle, soft, luscious.
Yield hl/ha: 7 hl/ha
Harvested: mid-September for Grenache Noir and Syrah
Bottles produced: 3000
Date bottled: 24 april 2023
Alcohol %: 13
SO2 Total: < 4
Tasting: 2023-04-13 – from tank and amphora, tons of spicy black fruits, cinnamon and pepper and clove, very fresh, energetic, airy. Lovely. good structure, quite tannic.