Châteauneuf-du-Pape XXL comes from 4 parcels of old vines located in the lieux-dits of La Barnouine, Chapouin, La Crau, and Les Saummades – all covered in galets. These old vines are predominantly Grenache (65%) with a little Mourvèdre (15%) with the remaining 20% a mix of Syrah, Cinsault, Counoise, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Vaccaèse & Clairette Rose. The soil in these plots is a mix of sand for freshness and acidity and red clay for structure and body. The vines are grown without chemical inputs, and the land is worked naturally to maintain the soil’s health. This wine is only made in exceptional vintages and always in tiny quantities.