Awards: Selected with One star for The Guide Hachette 2007 also Silver Medal Wines Sud Ouest at Toulouse
Tasting Notes: Rich in flavour supple in texture, significant yet firm young tannins; complex fruit, spicy black cherry. The merlot brings colour and suppleness while the cabernet franc gives the fruit & oaky aroma, long distinctive finish.
Grape Variety: Gamay 10% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc 60% Cot 10% Tannat 10%
Age of vines : 30 years
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Harvest: By hand and machine
Vinification: Total de-stemming of the grape harvest ; Fermentation in concrete vats, maintaining the temperature to around 26°/28° by ventilating the must regularly. Fifteen days average fermentation on the skins, vertical pneumatic pressing, free run wine and press wine are treated separately. Malolactic fermentation is left to take place naturally in the spring. Limited dosage of SO2.
Bottles: 7000 (750ml) Case size 12 btls Closer: Cork