Quantity: 2,400 bottles Density of Plantation: 6,000 p/ha Average of the Vineyard: 15 years old Soil: sloping limestone-based land with a sandy clay texture Grape Varieties: 100% merlot Winemaking: low-temperature alcoholic fermentation Dtaes of Harvest : 6 October Alcoholic Degree : 12.5 %
Spring arrived early, two weeks ahead of normal. It was also rainy and the vine 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 out to be a very fine vintage.
This wine was bottled in the first week of March 2015. It has a very clean appearance with a dark hue. The nose is very aromatic. Red berry fruit notes come through gradually, such as redcurrants and raspberries, together with a more varietal, spicy backdrop, typical of the Merlot. The wine is quite broad on the palate without being heavy and its slightly tannic mouth-feel brings the wine good grip. This rosé appears closer to what we expect of a clairet. There is a fine balance between acidity and alcohol.