VINEYARD AREA : 3 hectares in grouped plots.
SOIL AND LOCATION : 50% on sandy topsoil and clay subsoil.
50% on highly concentrated clay top and subsoil.
VARIETALS : 50% merlot - 50% cabernet franc.
AGE OF VINES : 35 years.
VINEYARD PRACTICES : Grass set up in the middle of the row. Sustainable agriculture. Leaves thin out in July ; green harvest in August for strict grapes selection. Manual harvesting.
WINE MAKING : Grapes are sorted out on tables, then destemmed, put to ferment, one half in thermoregulated inox vats, another half in 4 hectoliters wood barrels ; cold pre-fermenting maceration. Fermentation in wood barrels is offering smooth and elegant tanins, complex aroma and perfect fruit integration with wood.
AGEING : 12 months' maturation ; 100% in barrels including two third of new oaks.
BOTTLING : Bottled at the Château. Available in wooden or carton cases of 6 or 12 bottles.