Nose

An expressive nose with charming strawberry, plum and toasted bread notes.

Palate

Round and well-balanced on the palate, displaying blackberry and blackcurrant. A long finish with toasted touches.

Growing Conditions

The majority of the vines are in a single block surrounding the chateau in the area known as Bazille, in the commune of Salles-de-Castillon to the northwest of the appellation. The estate overlooks a superb vineyard covering hillsides with perfect exposure. The chateau's name is a reference to an imposing two-metre-high dolmen, a designated historic monument found next to the vineyard. - Type of soil: Clay-limestone soil - Age of the vineyard: 30 years - Area of vineyard: 16 hectares - Plantation density: 5000 vines/hectare - Vine cultivation: Sustainable agriculture certified. Meticulous vineyard monitoring: grass cover or tillage every row - Operations: debudding and leaf thinning

Harvest

Mechanical Harvesting and Sorting

Winemaking

Cuvée plot selection. Traditional vinification in concrete and stainless steel vats. Regular pumping over, at least twice a day. Long maceration of 3 to 4 weeks.

Food Pairing

Serve with dishes such as duck breast.