A joy to drink!
A superb wine with long, powerful flavours.
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION : In the heart of Graves, on one of the region’s characteristic gravelly hillocks, the vineyard is planted on a south-east facing slope, looking out over the undulating landscape of Sauternes and the Entre-deux-Mers.
AREA : 8 hectares.
TERROIR : Clay-limestone and gravel.
GRAPE VARIETIES : 70% Sémillon. 30% Sauvignon.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES : 45 years.
PLANTING DENSITY : 5,500 vines per hectare.
GROWING METHODS : Bordeaux “à côt” short pruning and single Guyot. Ploughing and controlled grassing. Partial removal of leaves, depending on the plot.
YIELD : 45 hl/hectare.
HARVEST : Each manual and mechanical harvest, with sorting of the grapes in the vineyard, is subject to strict selection at the Château.
VINIFICATION : Direct, gentle pressing. Holding and cold settling. Slow fermentation in stainless-steel vats at 17°C.
MATURING : Maturing on fine lees for 8 months.
PACKAGING : Cardboard boxes of 12 horizontal “export” bottles. Cardboard boxes of 6 horizontal bottles.
TASTING NOTE : Powerful, fruity nose with citrus notes. Well-rounded, fresh palate, good length with lingering flavours.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING : Aperitif, fish and shellfish. Open in advance.
SERVING TEMPERATURE : 12°C
AGEING POTENTIAL : 5 years