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2014 Vintage


• Ripe blackberry fruit on the nose with delicate notes of cream and sweet
cinnamon spice. On the palate a combination of rich but fresh black fruit and slight toasty notes to give a balanced wine with a harmonious structure and a long gentle finish.


• Merlot (90%)
• Cabernet Franc (10%)

• Total vineyard is18 ha though this wine is produced from 7 ha of vineyards on on the slopes (côtes) and foot of the slopes (pied de côtes) with soils of limestone and clay.
• Located at Saint Laurent des Combes, next to the medieval village of St Emilion
• Made up of several different plots some next to Tertre Rôteboeuf, Pavie and other well-known neighbours
• Old Vines: 60 years on average
• Replanting at 7,600 vines per ha

• Sustainable, organic conversion
• Guyot double pruning (7-8 buds)
• De-budding, de-leafing
• Organic spray products
• Sexual Confusion capsules
• Weed control by cultivation (no herbicide) with grass between the vineyard rows
• Biodiversity encouraged

• Manual and mechanical from 2 to 12 October 2014
• Manual sorting after de-stemming

• Small thermo-regulated vats (50 to 80hl) unlined concrete and stainless steel
• Small plot by plot vinification
• Cold soak of 4 days at less than 10°
• Four manual pumping overs per day and diminishing (mostly in aqueous phase). A single rack and return.
• Total time in vat 4 weeks
• Natural yeasts only
• No addition of sulphites before ageing

• 70% aged in French oak barrels (225 l) for 12 months (third new oak, third one year, third two years)
• Barrels from four different coopers
• Remaining 30% aged in unlined concrete
• Underground ageing cellar
• Minimal racking (every 6 months)

• June 2016 at the château
• No fining or filtering

• This wine can be enjoyed young but will continue to improve for around 10 years.

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg

2014, 2018


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