Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé
Situation: on the north-west outskirts of the village of Saint Emilion.
Surface area: 20 hectares (only 17.6 ha planted)
Soil: limestone (shallow soil on limestone rock), clay and limestone on the slope and clay-silt soil on the bottom of the slope
Grapes varieties: 87% Merlot; 13% Cabernet Franc
Average age of vines: 35 years old
Harvest and Vinification:
Hand sorting, including on specially adapted vibrating tables. Fermentation in temperature-controlled concrete vats. Slow alcoholic fermentation with gentle extraction during 3-4 weeks to obtain smooth and silky tannins. The malo-lactic fermentation takes place in new oak barrels (40% in total).
Ageing: Barrel ageing lasts about 16 months : 40% in new oak barrels, 40% in one year barrels and 20% in vat.
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