Quantity: 1,600 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: 80% merlot 20% cabernet franc Winemaking: low-temperature alcoholic fermentation Dates of Harvest: 29 September 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 a great vintage. The veraison process went as smoothly as the flowering, and the fine weather continued. By the first days of Septemeber, 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 styles and creativity could be expressed.
A very attractive, bright colour with deep pink glints. The nose is an explosion of aromas of raspberry, fresh red berry fruit, and citrus fruit. Fleshy and packed with flavour on the palate, with the presence of Cabernet Franc bringing vigour to the strutcure, and subtle tannins coming though in the finish.