Nose

This wine has a complex nose of vanilla and red fruits (characteristic of the Merlot grape).

Palate

On the palate, it is well-balanced, elegant and offers fine tannin structure with a good lenght and persistence. The finish offers notes of sweet spices and red fruits.

Growing Conditions

Château Cap Saint Martin Cuvée prestige on older and/or denser plots (6,000 plants/hectare) yielding about 40 hectoliters per hectare in order to get a more complex wine with structured tannins and which you can keep for at least eight years. - Clay and limestone.

Harvest

We harvest in late September/early October.

Winemaking

he grapes are then sorted before being put into vats. After a few days of pre-fermentation maceration, we operate the alcoholic fermentation resorting to sulphur-free vinification whenever possible. The fermentation temperature is kept between 25 and 30°C. Then, we pump the juice over every day in order to get the colour, the tannins and the grapes’ components that will make the wine’s flavour. The maceration occurring after the alcoholic fermentation lasts for a more or less important period of time according to the kind of wine you want. We make that decision according to the tasting of each vat. After the cap of skin and the free-run wine are separated, there is a more or less long period of wine ageing. Then, the wine is naturally clarified by settling and fining; it can then be bottled up before being put on the market.

Aging

Aged 12 months in barrels (30% in new barrels, 70% in one-wine-old barrels).

Appearance

With a deep ruby colour.

Food Pairing

Drink it over red meat, game in sauce, and cheese.