Nose

Initially very expressive on the nose with very ripe red fruit scents.

Palate

Soft and full in the attack. Broad and powerful in mid-palate. Offering the full power of a sunny vintage. Good ageing potential. A lingering finish with silky tannins. Length of more than six caudalies on the palate.

Growing Conditions

SOIL: • Gravelly and clay-limestone soil • Plot-by-plot management with integrated drainage system VINEYARD MANAGEMENT: - Eco-responsible viticulture certified HEV 3 (High Environmental Value)

Harvest

Harvest dates: - Merlot: from 17th to 27th September 2018 - Cabernet Sauvignon: from 27th September to 8th October 2018 - Petit Verdot: on 5th October 2018 Yield: - 18 hl/ha • 100% manual in small boxes, with bunch selection on the vine • Rigorous sorting in the winery using optical sorting

Bottling

27th, 28th and 29th May 2020

Winemaking

• 100-hectolitre thermo-regulated stainless steel vats • No grapes treading • Cold maceration (8°C) for 3-5 days before fermentation • Alcoholic fermentation at 25°C, then 28°C to finish • Small volumes pumped over three times daily • Warm maceration after fermentation (30°C), until ready for transfer to the barrels • The contents of each vat are transferred to barrels after tasting. Pressing using a JLB vertical press. • Malolactic fermentation: in stainless steel vats

Aging

100% in French oak barrels: 40% new. Matured for 12 - 15 months

Appearance

Deep, dark colour.