Palate

The winemaking was done at moderate temperature in order to promote the expression of the fruit and a harmonious structure. Small harvest therefore of a very pleasant wine, charming, with soft tannins, whose freshness delights the palate.

Growing Conditions

The 2013 vintage reflects the extent to which climatic hazards can influence wine production: The nature has forced growers to pay more and more attention to the vineyard in order to achieve optimal ripening. It's also the charm of our job. After a rainy and cool winter, the vegetation started off cautiously. The wet, cool spring resulted in slow vine growth and late bloom: Cabernet Sauvignon bloomed evenly while Merlot was slightly more heterogeneous. The remarkably warm and sunny summer helped to fill the heat deficit and catch up with the vine. The veraison began around the 10th of August. The months of September and October were characterized by a mild climate and a few moderate showers in Listrac.

Harvest

The harvest started on September 30th and ended on October 12th. The quantities harvested are small. The optimal ripening of the grapes was not obvious to determine and the date of the harvest was dictated both by the observation, the tasting of the grapes and the climatic conditions: A constant attention will have been necessary to the vine and the sorting work even more intense than usual.

Winemaking

The winemaking was done at moderate temperature in order to promote the expression of the fruit and a harmonious structure. Small harvest therefore of a very pleasant wine, charming, with soft tannins, whose freshness delights the palate.

Aging

30% new Oak barrels