Pure elegance, one can taste the epitamy of fresh crisp fruits, morello cherries and crurents, all coming together to tease the nose. An oakyness of genuine quality, a characteristic of a well matured wine.
The cabernet brings aroma and structure, whereas the merlot its powerful scent and suppleness. Overall, this wine has a pleasing red fruits aroma accompanied by grilled and spicy notes. Elegant a structured; refined and aromatic.
Surface : 20 hectares or 49.5 acres.
Terroir : strong gravelly soil made of a first pebble layer and subsoil flint/clay.
Density of planting : 5 000 vines/hectare.
Average vine age : 30 years.
Blend : 55% Merlot – 45% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Crop Yield : 49 hectoliters/hectare.
Harvest : Handpicked and machine harvested.
Vinification : A vatting time of 24 to 30 days. A fermentation time of 4 to 5 days. A maceration time of 20 to 25 days. And a fermentation control with a temperature-controlled cement tanks.
The wines are hence aged for 12 months in oak barrels, renewed in part each year, one third at a time. The final blending of the wine is then performed, before a small fining and finally the bottling at the château.
120 000 bottles.