“Deep colour with wonderfully intense glints of purple. Powerful bouquet, dominated by notes of black fruit, underscored by a light oakiness. The attack is very direct, supported by good, smooth substance. A very well-balanced wine. There are also notes of roasted coffee and light tobacco, accompanied by soft, ripe tannins. Good length with subtle empyreumatic notes.”
Terroir : clay-gravel-sand
Grape varieties : 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon Average age of vines : 30 to 40 years-old
Growing methods : Ploughing, sowing of green fertilizers. Mechanical weed control.
Harvests : manual with sorting
Vinification : Maceration for 25 days in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats.
Ageing : 60% of the wine is aged in new French oak barrels for twelve months. 40%
of the wine is aged in vats. A minimal quantity of sulphites is used at this stage
Total sulphite content : <40 mg/L
Bottled at the château with nitrogen flushing (to protect the colour and
fruit from oxidation) - DIAM 5 ® - 47x24 Technical corks
(composite corks that have a consistent density and permeability)
Ageing potential : Ready to drink after 2 years ageing in
the bottle. Maturity from 5 years-old. 10 to 20 years depending on the vintage.
Available vintages : 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020