While Saint-Emilion wines are enjoyable when only a year or two old, they become irresistible as time goes by.
A wine’s vintage labels the year the grapes were picked and the wine was made. It can’t be mistaken, the vintage usually features clearly on the label. So, the vintage displays how old a wine is, but it is also an important measure of its quality.
The vintage enables you to anticipate the ageing of your wines, to know when they will be at their best and thus to decide the best time to open them.
At this point, tasting can begin! Take time to observe what happens carefully and pay close attention to your perceptions. Then simply talk of what you feel about the wine with the people around you, who are sharing this amazing experience with you.
Aromatic, Well Balanced and Elegant
Despite the difficulties engendered by different episodes of frost, the winegrows were able to get the very best from the vintage producing fresh, fruity and well balanced wines, which will not fail to give some lovely surprises.
AREA: 17 ha 60 a
SOIL TYPES: Limestone clay soils
GRAPE VARIETIES: Merlot 100 %
AVERAGE AGE OF THE GRAPEVINES: 35 years
PRUNING: Simple Guyot
HARVEST: Harvest by hand
TYPE OF VATS: Cement
AGEING: Vats 20 %, New barrels 40 %, A wine barrel and more 40 %
ANNUAL AVERAGE PRODUCTION: 20000 bottles