Fruit aromas with some oaky notes.
Soft and smooth tannins. The wine is fullbodied. Long and harmonious finish.
Clay on superficial limestone flagstone, Carbonated clay, Clay-sandy gravel from alluvial terraces
Mechanical harvesting, as close as possible to maturity, checked by analyses and tastings of all parcels 2 or 3 times a week. Selection is performed by a vibrating reception hopper and on a manual sorting table managed by 3 sorters and a roller sorter. Harvests from 14th of September from 15th of October
Château Patache d'Aux is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, vinified in temperature-controlled raw concrete vats, then aged in French oak barrels. This wine is dense, structured and dominated by the loamy character of the terroir.
- Vinification in a thermoregulated stainless steel vat
2/3 of the volume of Patache d'Aux was matured for 14 months in French oak barrels - with a preference for cooperage styles favouring rich, deep structured wines - with 1/3 new barrels, 1/3 one-wine barrels and 1/3 two- wine barrels. 1/3 of the total Patache d'Aux volume was kept in vats for maturing, without wood and aeration, in order to preserve 2016's fabulous fruit potential: the aroma panel went from fresh to cooked fruit, reflecting the diversity of our terroir.
Grilled, braised, roasted meats or in sauce.