It displays an array of aromas: dark berries, smoke, cedar, iron, tobacco, pepper and liquorice. The flavours on the palate include cherry, berry and tobacco.
ageing : It will age well for up to 10 years.
It was our desire to produce a Bordeaux Blend and so we planted the classic varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. These vines were planted on carefully selected sites and took 9 years to reach maturity. The grapes were fermented whole with native yeasts and left for 5 weeks on their skins. The wine was then barrel aged for two years followed by four years of bottle maturation. This wine, rich, classic and complex, truly is a work of time.
Slope: Very gentle, southerly
Soil: Chalk, calcareous formations
Climate: Moderate summer with low night temperatures, cold winter
Wind: South Easterly (summer)About the harvest: Harvested at full seed ripeness.
In the cellar : Oenology
Punched through 3 times daily.
3 Weeks alcoholic fermentation. Only free run used.
100% Malolatic fermentation spontaneously in barrel.
24 Months barrel maturation in 1st and 2nd fill Sequin Moreau 300l.
4 Years bottle maturation at 14°C.