Surface: 5 ha Density of Plantation: 6,000 vines/ha Average of the Vineyard: 22 years old Soil: limestona plateau with a sandy clay texture Grape Varieties: 70% merlot, 30% cabernet franc Winemaking: alcoholic fermentation in small volume thermo-regulated tanks Ageing: 100 % in barrels: 30% new and 30% in first -fill and second-fill barrels Productivity: 35 hl/ha Dates of Harvest: from 29 th of September to 04 th of October Alcoholic Degree: 13%
Spring arrive early, two weeks ahead of normal. It was also rainy ant the vines shoots grew steadily. Fine weather in June enabled a successful flowering. Then there was a change of scenario with the return of cold weather. At the end of August the ripening situation was often in worse state than in 2013, and there were more grapes. It looked like we were going to have to hold out for a long time. Then the magical bordeaux climate turned things around with an indian summer that went on till the last days of October, allowing the grapes to remain healthy and rich full ripeness. 2014 turned out to be a very fine vintage.
A good general appearance. The colour is dark and clear, aromas of stone fruit and tangy fruit come largely to the fore on the nose. Tender on the palate and quite lean, medium-bodied with some energy, followed by a slightly quinine finish.