Nose

A nose of dark fruits (ripe blackcurrant and black cherry griotte) and spices with a touch of liquorice and vanilla.

Palate

The palate shows a very convincing start, broad and immediately textural, with a nice weight through the middle, with a good frame of rich and ripe tannins, fresh acidity and plenty of grip too. Beautiful long and persistent finish.

Growing Conditions

The winter was warm and rainy and consequently the budburst was earlier than usual. Spring was cooler but also rainy. Afterwards from June 23rd until mid-September the summer was hot and dry. Loudenne vines didn’t suffer, thanks to the water reserves that the soil built during winter and spring, but the heat slowed down the growth of vegetation. A rainfall on September 13th revived the ripening of the grapes. From that date until the end of October, the weather was dry and sunny, allowing to harvest all the varietals at their perfect maturity.

Harvest

Plot selection. Hand picking in small crates. Sorting table on reception. Transfer by gravity in the vats.

Winemaking

Thermo-regulated stainless steel and concrete vats. Small Bucher vertical press. Strict selection of press wines. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Oenologist advisor: Athanase Fakorellis

Aging

100% in French oak barrels originated from Bordeaux coopers. 33 % new oak. Medium toast. 12 to 16 months in barrels.

Appearance

Beautiful deep cherry red color.