The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are pressed as soon as they are picked. The juice is then allowed to settle, then the alcoholic fermentation begins. The 1998 vintage was the first vintage to see the use of temperature controlled fermentation at the domaine. The fermentation is now conducted between 14°C to 17°C. Low temperature fermentation means a longer fermentation is possible which allows a gentler extraction of primary fruit, which is preserved and defines the character of the wine.