This concentrated wine is rich in black cherry fruit and slight nutmeg notes with a minty freshness that balances the ripe fruit. It is a harmonious wine with a pleasant structure and rounded tannins.
• Total vineyard is18 ha though this wine is produced from 7 ha of vineyards on on the slopes (côtes) and foot of the slopes (pied de côtes) with soils of limestone and clay.
• Located at Saint Laurent des Combes, next to the medieval village of St Emilion
• Made up of several different plots some next to Tertre Rôteboeuf, Pavie and other well-known neighbours
• Old Vines: 60 years on average
• Replanting at 7,600 vines per ha
• Sustainable, organic conversion • Guyot double pruning (7-8 buds) • De-budding, de-leafing
• Organic spray products
• Sexual Confusion capsules
• Weed control by cultivation (no herbicide)
with grass between the vineyard rows • Biodiversity encouraged
• Manual and mechanical from 5 to 14 October 2015
• Manual sorting after de-stemming
• September 2018 at the château • No fining or filtering
• Small thermo-regulated vats (50 to 80hl) unlined concrete and stainless steel
• Small plot by plot vinification
• Cold soak of 4 days at less than 10°
• Four manual pumping overs per day and
diminishing (mostly in aqueous phase). A
• single rack and return.
• Total time in vat 4 weeks
• Natural yeasts only
• No addition of sulphites before ageing
• 70% aged in French oak barrels (225 l) for 12 months (third new oak, third one year, third two years)
• Barrels from four different coopers
• Remaining 30% aged in unlined concrete • Underground ageing cellar
• Minimal racking (every 6 months)
• This wine can be enjoyed young but will continue to improve for around 10 years.