Nose

The nose holds some promise, with smoky currant and blackcurrant, with a touch of bay leaf.

Palate

The palate shows a broad and supple substance, quite generous and welcoming, with a firm and fine grip. Texturally very complete, with seamless substance, a ripe and tightly knit curtain of tannins, with a saline and peppery energy to it all. Really complete and energetic in the finish, with a good length. Clearly defined strands of blueberry and blackberry fruits, alongside slate and crushed stone to add restraint and texture. Chocolate dusting on the finish.

Growing Conditions

Quite, Quite simply, a very good vintage Early bud break due to the mild winter slowed down vegetative growth, letting flowering take place in cool weather with no significant effects on the future harvest. The summer was exceptionally hot, leading to significant water stress in the vines, but this was limited by much-awaited rainfall! Therefore, ripening was not halted, conducive to quick and homogeneous véraison (colour change). Thanks to a dry, warm and sunny month of September, the grapes gradually developed good colour and tannin potential characteristic of a very fine vintage. “The 2019 vintage at our estates is once again in line with some of the greatest. Even though the vines experienced significant water stress, this did not halt ripening. Wines from this vintage have a high alcohol content, but nevertheless present an impressive fruitiness and a beautiful tannic structure, resulting in a well-balanced blend thanks especially to the remarkable Cabernet Sauvignons!” - Surface Area : 59,50 ha - Soil : Garonne gravel - Density : 7000 vines/ha - Pruning : Guyot double

Winemaking

Temperature control, maceration in cool conditions, 3 weeks of vatting (concrete and stainless), traceability monitoring, malolactic fermentation in vat.

Aging

12 months aging, 40% new barrels French Oak

Appearance

Medium to full intensity inky purple colour. Dark, glossy and concentrated in the glass, with a crimson-black hue.