Ripe, rich black fruits. The flavoursome cabernets francs and petit verdicts give the 2019 vintage an ample tannic base and a great structure built for ageing. Couvent 2019 displays this fresh and saline finish that's a trademark of the wines of Couvent des Jacobins. Long ageing potential beyond 2050.
Last year of official conversion into organic-framing with the use of biodynamic solutions as a complement throughout the vineyard. Hand harvests in cagettes with double sorting. Merlots were harvested between 19 September and 30 September, Cabernets Francs on October 3 and the Petits Verdots on October 9.
Gravity-based bottling with no pumps in our underground cellar. Strict oxygen management and low=velocity corking, no filtration. Ageing in our underground cellar at constant temperature (25C) and hygrometry (about 90%). Bottled in June 2021.
Parcel-specific gravity-based vilification. Pre-fermentation maceration of 2-5 days at 8C-12C. Temperature-controlled macerations of 25 to 32 days. Vinification without added SO2.
Barreled in December 2019, exclusively French oak barrels 225 litres from Allier and Bertranges 12 to 15 months ageing, with 45% new barrels, 55% barrels of 1 wine.
A dense, deep almost black color.