Vinification : de-stemming of the harvest and crushing, then cold maceration for five days to maximise extraction of aromas. Alcoholic and malo-lactic fermentations are carried out in vats with temperature regulation. The length of vatting at high temperature and final hot maceration varies between 18 and 30 days, according to the vat, in order to maximise concentration and optimise balance. The wine is aged in new oak barrels for 18 months and bottled at the property.
Vineyard and soil : the soil consists of dry gravels and the subsoil is clay-silt and the vineyard is cultivated using a mixture gravel with traces of the iron oxide called ‘crasse de fer’.
Area : 1.5 ha
Vineyard management : the vineyard is cultivated using a mixture of traditional and modern methods with separate management of each parcel: ploughing, inter-row grassing on the one hand, mechanical leaf thinning and green harvesting on the other. Selection of parcels is practised, with preference given to the old vines.
Grape varieties :
80% Merlot, 10% de Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc
Tasting note :
- 2020 vintage : This deep intense garnet coloured wine offers a full and abundant fruit nose, raising up by slight spicy and roasted notes.
On the palate, velvety and concentrated black fruits aromas, finely toasted, slightly vanilla-flavoured unfold, enhanced by fine-grained tannins.
Nice gourmet balance for this cuvee. Long finish, very persistant with an excellent ageing potential.
- 2019 Vintage: This elegant dark garnet coloured wine, offers a full nose of black fruits, with delicate wooden notes. The mouth is full, fleshy, and fruity (Bigarreau cherry), lifts by well blended tannins.
This is a riped and genereous vintage, with a concentrated substance, slightly roasted, which reveals a nice structure and a full-bodied aspect.
The finish is long, fresh and velvety. This vintage has an expressive range of aromas and offers an excellent ageing potential.
- 2018 vintage : This wine displays a deep purple colour. In the palate, it reveals an intense fruity taste of candied cherry, lifts by gourmet cocoa and roasted notes. Elegant tannins structure the creaminess of this concentrated wine. The remarkable persistence, long in the mouth, brings to this cuvee an excellent ageing potential.
- 2016 vintage : A deep coloured wine with garnet reflections, which offers a smooth nose,
made from small black fruits and elegant woody aromas. On the palate, it is fleshy and dense. Its Morello cherry and elderberry delicious notes mixed with spicy and toasted cocoa aromas are lifted with round and ripe tannins. The finish is long.