Thus, they're tended by hand, not just by choice, but also by necessity. Schist soil in the northern part of the holdings and granite soil to the south ensure plenty of complexity. Stephane also offers a negociant bottling, Les Embruns, from purchased fruit.
Located on 12 hectares in Ampius in the heart of the appellation, this excellent domain has been taken to the next level by young Stephane, who is making richer, more powerful wines without sacrificing the elegance and purity of his father's style. Vines here grow on dry stone-walled terraces on steep hillsides.