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Vat565 - 2005 - VDQS Coteaux du Quercy

Vat565 - 2005 - VDQS Coteaux du Quercy

Awards: Guide Hachette des Vins 2008

Tasting Notes: : Rich colour from the cot and tannat grape, light tannins; complex fruit. Blackberry and red cherry flavors with a long finish.

Cepages: Cabernet Franc , Merlot, Gamay , Cot , Tannat

Age of vines : 30 years

Alcohol Content: 13%

Harvest: By hand and machine

Soil: Calcaire

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