Nose

The nose reveals ripe fruits like delicate black cherry notes or candied strawberries, freshness and liquorice

Palate

Fruity and full bodied wine, dense with elegant tannins. Woodiness gives an aromatic complexity with toasted, chocolate and spicy notes. The after- taste respects freshness and ripe fruit.

Growing Conditions

The myth of vintages ending with 5 contributes to this idea that 2015 would be great, even exceptional. Its flavours and delicate structure make it well-balanced.

Harvest

Viticulture : To temper the natural vigour of vines, we carry out a short pruning at the end of winter. In addition during the summer we do a ‘green harvest’ in order to help ripening and the concentration of the remaining bunches. The date of harvest is decided by tasting and analysis. Harvest: By machine and by hand in the early morning. A double sorting table is used to ensure that only the finest grapes go into the vats for fermen- taion.

Winemaking

Cold soak at 10 to 12°C for four days in order to extract tan- nins, aromas and anthocyanin colour pigments. Alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel vats which regulate temperatures to between 20°C and 28°C during fermentation and enable regu- lar ‘pushing down’ and ‘pumping overs’ to take place. Maceration takes place over a period of five weeks. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats.

Aging

12 months in French oak barrels (225 litres). Bottling takes place with a tangential filter.

Appearance

A deep and purple colour