Surface: 5ha Density of Plantation: 6,000 vines/ha Average of the Vineyard: 22 years old Soil: limestone plateau with a sandy clay texture Grape Varieties: 70% merlot, 30% cabernet franc Winemaking: alcoholic fermentation in small vomume 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 29th of September to 4th of October Alcoholic Degree: 13%
Winter went until the end of March, delaying bud-break; however warm weather in April accelerated vine shooting. After a rainy month of May, sunshine and dry conditions set in and brought about a fast, evenly-grouped together flowering, which is a characteristic sign of great vintage. The veraison process was as smoothly as the flowering, and the fine weather continued. Bu the first days of September we were dreaming of a great vintage. And it was! It was the kind of vintage that allowed you to choose exactly when you wanted to pick. It was also a vintage in which different styles abd creativity could be expressed.
An overall attractive colour. The nose is packed with aromas of ripe red berry and yellow fruit mingling with toasty notes. Full, broad and fleshy on the palate with coated tannins. The whole is spherical and medium-bodied while the finish is sweet and precise.