Surface: 3,5 ha Density of Plantation: 6,000 vines/ha Average of the Vineyard: 45 years old Soil: slopes of limestone brown soils with clay texture Grape Varieties: 90% merlot, 10% cabernet franc Winemaking: in small volume thermo-regulated tank that are plunged manually. Vinification lasting 4 weeks, malolactic fermentation in barrels. Ageing: wholly in barrels, for 18 months, 1/3 of which is new Dates of Harvests: from 22th of September to 5th of October Alcoholic Degree: 15%
The 2017 vintage followed a vine cycle with exteme weather during which early mildness in spring caused vine vegetation growth to start three weeks in advance. An episode of severe frost ensued dashing the hopes of many Saint-Emilion wine growers. Godeau luckily escape fros damage and yhe vines continued their growth unaffected throughout a summer of cool but dry days that promised great aromatic potential in the wines. Autumn arrived without too much rain, and the harvest offered us a magic, majestic and opened 2017.
The expression of the soil conveys a subtle salinity to this wine. The Merlot coats sweetens and rolls on the palate, while the Cabernet Franc, however small its proportion in this chiselled blend, carries, embellishes and freshens it.