They have a good structure with soft tannins foreshadowing.
The months of May, June and July were among the hottest and driest on record, what favorized purity of the aromas. The flower took place very quickly on the beginning of June. Then, the ripening has been uniform from early August. Second half of August was a bit cooler and a few rains allowed the vines to get the energy they needed. In September, the grapes enjoyed sunny days and cool nights to finish ripening.
- Sustainable viticulture: Terra Vitis
- Soil type: Gravelly Pyrenean soil on limestone subsoil
- Area: 32 hectares
The vines are cultivated according to environmentally friendly
growing practices, respecting both the plant and its environment. Vine care
constantly ensures that a balance is maintained between the plant and its
environment in view of achieving well-aired foliage and a regular load of grapes,
which gradually ripen in the sunshine. Depending on their nature, the parcels
are ploughed or grassed over between the rows.
he harvest of Merlot began on September 25th for the earliest plants and lasted until September 28th. The homogeneity of maturity was remarkable. Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested between the 5th and the 8th of October.
A strict selection of the parcels and the grapes takes place during
the harvest. After a gentle crushing and destemming of the grapes, the must is
put into small-thermoregulated vats ensuring that the fermentations are
perfectly controlled, bringing out the expression, the richness and the nuances
of each plot. The vatting period lasts 20 to 25 days depending on the vintage.
After a light crushing and de-stemming of the grapes, the harvest is directed to small temperature-controlled vats that allow full control of fermentations, thus respecting the expression, richness and nuances of each plot. Alcoholic fermentations were carried out by promoting the extraction of the fruit.
- 50% 1 year old barrels 50% vats
The wines are very colorful.