Origin: vines in Chavanay commune, outside the AOC. “Signé” is not a district but a compound of the words Syrah and Viognier.

Soils: granitic, shallow.

Varieties planted: 85% syrah, 15% viognier.

Cultivation: high-density planting (8,000-10,000 vines per hectare). No insecticides or pesticides, few treatments (depending on weather), small amount of organic-only fertiliser, with respect of soil and vine balance. Vigour and yield control, leaf-thinning and green harvesting to promote grape maturation. Mechanisation is possible, but manual work is preferred.

Vinification: the grapes are hand-picked, then sorted, destemmed and crushed. Alcoholic fermented with native yeasts in open vats, and macerated for about 2 weeks.

Maturing: 8 months in barriques.

Alcohol content: 12,5%.

Output: approx. 3,600 bottles.

Style: tender and charming, with a mix of red berry fruits and flowers. On the palate: rounded and juicy, with a long fresh finish.

Ageing: best drunk young, up to 3-4 years.

Food match: delicate meat, fish or small stuffed vegetables (peppers, tomatoes, courgettes, aubergines…).