The first nose is discreet, with the subtle smoky notes typical of Cabernet Sauvignons produced on gravelly soils. Swirling releases Morello cherry and blackcurrant notes.


The attack is supple and seductive. The mid-palate is full, with tannins that are present, but not too aggressive. This vintage is powerful and rich, with a nice long finish. It has potential for ageing around 15 years.

Growing Conditions

• Gravelly and clay-limestone soil
• Plot-by-plot management with integrated drainage system


Harvest Dates:
- Merlot: 1st - 7th October 2014
- Cabernet Sauvignon: 8th - 20th October 2014
- Petit Verdot: 15th October 2014

- 41 hl/ha

• 100% manual in small boxes, with bunch selection on the vine
• Double sorting in the winery (bunches and grapes), using vibrating sorting tables


18th April 2016


• 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


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


This 2014 wine has a lovely bright, intense colour.

Food Pairing

Best decanted and served with grilled red meat.