A seductive nose with fruit and floral notes coming to the fore. Then red berries in particular come through with hints of black cherries, blackberries and elderberries.
Immediately delicious and perfumed, very fruity and with a soft mouth-feel. And yet it rises to a crescendo in the finish.
Plot by plot selection according to terroir, grape variety and age of vines. Intra-plot selection made possible by the use of vigour and ripeness maps established with a drone. Manual harvesting in small crates. Sorting on a table before and after de-stemming by 20 qualified staff. Transfer of berries by gravity-flow to small-sized 70-hectolitre oak, stainless steel and concrete vats. Pre-fermentation cold soak for 4 to 8 days at 8°C. Completely manual pigeages.
Maceration time: Merlot: 28 to 32 days, Cabernet: 26 to 28 days. 16 months’ ageing, 40% in new barrels and 60% in second-fill barrels.
Clear, dark and deep-coloured. Attractive colour.
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