Blend: 65% merlot, 20% cabernet sauvignon, 15% cabernet franc
Average vine age: 30 years
Harvest size and plantation density: 35 hl / ha and 4,500 vines / ha
Terroir: Soil is clay / sand over limestone. Location slightly elevated (80m above sea level) on gentle south facing slopes
Vineyard methodology: certified organic (ECOCERT).
Winemaking: cold maceration for several days followed by fermentation in stainless steel at a temperature of 25-30 °C. Reduced sulphur.
Maturation: 9 months in stainless steel tank before bottling.
Tasting notes: A rich, garnet colour, full on the nose with mature red fruit aromas, alongside hints of pepper and tobacco leaf. Soft, round and full on the palate with good depth, black cherry and ripe plum flavours, smooth tannins, and a long finish.
Serve with: red meat, grilled or roasted poultry, hard cheese
Ideal time to drink: now to 2020
Serving temperature: 14 to 16°C
Medals: Decanter « commended »