A great terroir confirms its quality
Exceptional cuvée with elegant aromatic complexity.
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 : 2 hectares.
TERROIR : Clay-limestone and gravel.
GRAPE VARIETIES : Sémillon 80%. Sauvignon 10%. Muscadelle 10%.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES : 40 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 : 40 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. Fermentation in French oak barrels.
MATURING : Maturing on fine lees for 9 months.
PACKAGING : Cardboard boxes of 12 horizontal “export” bottles. Cardboard boxes of 6 horizontal bottles.
TASTING NOTE : Powerful, fruity nose with citrus notes and a hint of wood and vanilla. Lots of volume on the palate, good length with lingering flavours.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING : Aperitif, fish and shellfish. Poultry and goat’s cheese. Open in advance.
SERVING TEMPERATURE : 12°C.
AGEING POTENTIAL : 10 years.