Made from a blend of 100 Merlot grapes, the 2013 has a nose of liquorice, blackberry and black olive. On the palate the wine is linear, clean and fresh with black fruit character and structured tannins. This is an elegant, more traditional style of Saint Emilion with good balance and persistence in the finish.
Surface area: 8ha, of which 5ha in production in 2013
Varities planted: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc – average age 40 years
Density: 6000 feet/ha existing, replanting at 7500 feet/ha
16% on clay-limestone plateau: subsoil of rocky limestone with starfish fossils
28% on clay hillsides: subsoil rocky limestone with starfish fossils
18% on clay hillsides: subsoil Agen sandstone
36% on clay-limestone hillsides: subsoil Fronsac sand and clay
Combination of manual labour and sewing of organic crops and grasses. Continuous program of vineyard renewal: pulling out, replanting, co-planting of massale selection vines at a higher density.
Numerous manual labours: de-budding, leaf stripping, canopy management etc….
Assemblage: 100% Merlot
Harvest dates: 4 to 11 October 2013
Production: 6 000 Blles approx.
Length of aging: 12 to 16 months
Barrels: 50% new oak, 50 % one wine used oak
Intra parcel vinification according to different soil types
Small temperature controlled stainless steel vats
Malolactic fermentation in barrels
Fining and filtering only if necessary