“Le vin est la seule œuvre d’art qui se boit”
Robert Louis Stevenson
AOC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Appellation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Surface area: 5 Ha 62 ar
Production: 35 000 bottles
Soil: Sandy with a clay and chalk sub-soil
Vine age: 30 years old
Varieties: 90% Merlot 10% Cabernets Franc
Density: 5,500 vines per hectare
Pruning: double Guyot
Production methods: Sustainable pest control, High Environmental Value
Vine tending: Vertical tying, controlled natural seeding. Green pruning.
Harvest: Powerful machine with a sorting system + selective sorting in the cellar
Vinification: Traditional vinification without sulfur added in thermo-regulated vats and aging 40% in new barrels.
Ageing: 8-10 years, depending on the vintage
Tasting notes: A bright ruby red colour with tints of garnet. The aromas are highly concentrated, with dominant red berry notes. This builds into vanilla aromas from the new wood, fig and prune. The full aromatic expression of the wine is revealed on the palate. Saint-Emilion Grand Cru wines are typically generous, full-bodied and with an excellent structure. While the tannins will remain prominent while young, the wine will retain a certain suppleness and a full, rounded finish.
Pairing: Red meat, pheasant with grapes, squab and other game birds.