Surface: 3,5 ha Density of Plantation: 6,000 vines/ha Average of the Vineyard: 45 years old Soil: sloping limestone-based with a clay texture Grape Varieties: 90% merlot, 10% cabernet franc Winemaking: alcoholic fermentation in small volume thermo-regulated tanks that are plunged manually; malolactic fermentation in barrels Ageing: wine aged in barrels for 18 months, 1/3 which is done in new french oak barrels Productivity: 32 hl/ha Dates of Harvests: from 29th of September to 4th of October Alcoholic Dgree: 14,5 %
Spring arrived early, two weeks ahead of normal. It was also rainy and 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 a 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 reach full ripeness. 2014 turned to be a very fine vintage.
A very deep colour with a classy nose, characteristic of the place where the wine is produced. Oriental spices come through with black fruit aromas and hints of rare-cooked roasted meat juice. Powerful and rich on the palate, the wine has kept its youthful spirit. This is a dense, complex and vigorous wine which will be able to relax in bottle.