Classification: Appellation Haut-Médoc Contrôlée Region: Situated very close to Bordeaux city, on the left bank of the Gironde estuary
Grape Varieties: 48% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc
Soil: Sand and gravel Climate: Oceanic , mild and humid
Vinification: De-stalked grapes – alcoholic fermentation at high temperature (30°C) with delicate rack and return and pumping over – temperature control and oxygenation – long maceration (3 weeks) – Malolactic fermentation – Ageing in barrels (30% of new oak) for 12 months
Viticulture: Property of 31 hectares/74 acres. Low yields, hand tending, careful selection and minimal interference in the natural ripening of the grapes.
Appearance: Deep and brilliant cherry red with violet highlights Nose: Expressive, rich and complex nose mixing black berries (blackcurrant, back cherry) and well balanced spicy and minty notes.
Palate: Harmonious, well balanced full, fine and elegant with ripe tannins. The aftertaste is rich and aromatic (fruity, spicy with vanilla and liquorice notes).
Food Matches: Red meat, ripe cheeses. Try with Pyrenees cheese, black cherry jam and walnut bread. – Serve between 16°C and 18°C.
Silver Medal – SMV Canada – vintage 2017
Bronze Medal – Decanter 2019 – UK – vintage 2017