The wine opens with a nose filled with smoke, espresso, plum liqueur and raspberries. Very dense and opulent, big and deeply scented nose of black cherries and blackcurrants.
Vibrant with strong backbone provided by Cabernet Franc, powerful structure, tight, great complexity and long persistent finish.
Medium-bodied, fresh and vibrant, with a finish packed with juicy red fruits and toasty oak, give this some time in the cellar, at least 5 years or more, to get the most of it.
Surface : 7,34 ha : 71 % Merlot / 27 % Cabernet Franc / 2 % Cabernet Sauvignon.
Density of plantation : 6666 plants/ha.
Ploughing of the soil, vineyard grass cover, no trimming, just
Yield control by two cluster thinnings (at the closure of the grape cluster and at the beginning
of veraison). Leaves were thinned out at rising sun side only.
Merlot : 27th & 28th September then 3rd and 4th October 2019,
Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon : 10th October 2019.
Double sorting of the crop : first in the vineyard and second at the winery.
Filling of the vats without crushing. Vinification in open wooden vats of small capacity.
Punching of the caps every 3 hours until 1070 of density, every 8 hours until 1040 and once a day until 1000, then one pumping over a day till the end of the alcoholic fermentation and maceration.
Temperature during alcoholic fermentations : 26/28° C max.
Vatting period : 25 to 30 days.
Filling of the barrels heated at the same temperature as the wine : 26/28°C
Malolactic fermentation in new barrels (50 %) and in tanks (50 %).
Coopers : Demptos 20 %, Darnajou 25 %, Remond 10 %, Radoux 15 %,
500 litres Stockinger 30 % (50 % new barrels, 50 % one wine barrels).
Maturing on lees during 6 months.
With good color.