Ripe red summer fruits with a hint of chocolate and smokiness.
A zingy fresh fruit plate with nice complexity, acidity and softy length.
2015 was an overall good Bordeaux vintage. An early start to the season led to a very hot June and July followed by a wet August.
Weather conditions stabilised again in September with hand harvesting on the third Saturday on the month. The grape bunches were de-stemmed and lightly crushed with further deselection of unwanted berries before charging directly into stainless steel vats.
The wine was removed from barrel into vat, tested and bottled with minimal filtration.
The must was cold soaked for 24-36 hours in 1000 / 500 litre vats with initial open then closed pump-overs until alcoholic fermentations was complete.
The young wines were racked off, the marc basket pressed and the young wine re-assembled prior to malolactic fermentation in vat.
Viticulture and Wine making was carried out in line with (ECOCERT) organic requirements - in conversion.
Following malolactic fermentation, the young wine was racked off into barrels for 11 months maturation in 1-3 year old French oak.
Rich mid ruby crimson red.
Pairs beautifully with richer dishes including grilled meats that include tomato and herbed sauces. Perfect also with medium hard to softer cheese. Try finishing the evening with a bit of chocolate.