A very nice and balanced vintage. The nose has a beautiful aromatic energy of tobacco, liquorice, black fruits and spices.
The palate is fleshy and dense.
The vintage has a lot of personnality. A wine with a beautiful tannic structure and finesse.
Winter broke all records in terms of rainfalls and was one of the mildest ever recorded. The climatic incidents were numerous, making this beginning of the season particularly complex, with frost and the incessant pressure of mildew until the end of June. In summer, the trend is reversed with a very dry July. It is noted that the water deficit increased the accumulation of anthocyanins in the berries and high temperatures have favored the accumulation of sugar. The drop in temperatures at mid-September helped to preserve the aromatic quality of the grapes and encourage the ripening and the extraction of the tannins. To conclude, the year started with a complicated weather.
Fortunately, the warm and dry summer completed with a pretty cool late season, allowed the grapes to grow in the best conditions and with an optimal maturation. The wine is balanced and rich in color and tannins.
- Soil: Deep gravels and coarse sands on limestone
- Plantation: 47 % cabernet sauvignon, 49% merlot, 4% petit verdot
- Density: 10000 plants/ha
- Yield: 1,5 kg/plant
- Growing: Organic certified and in conversion to biodynamics farming
The harvest began on September 25th and ended on October 17, 2016.
Traditional Bordeaux style winemaking on medium ageing potential wine
In oak barrels during 12 months. New ones at 20 %.