2016 was a remarkable vintage in the Bordeaux region, reminiscent of the legendary 1990 in terms of both quantity and quality. It was a challenging year for winegrowers, with a very wet start to the growth cycle (800 mm of rain over the first six months of the year), a very dry period from 1 July to 13 September, and finally localized thunderstorms and a beautiful Indian summer that enabled the grapes to reach optimal ripeness. The red wines are rich, smooth and fruity, with tannins of a rarely obtained maturity and very deep colours.
Saint Emilion is nestled on the right bank of the Dordogne, 40km East of Bordeaux.
Saint Emilion presents a great diverstiy of soils due to erosion, between a fossil rich limestone bedrock, sandy-gravelly hilltops, clay limestone and sand on clay. The resulting wines range from fine and aromatic to more souple and generous.
This wine is made in the traditional Bordeaux methods : grapes are destemmed and crushed before being placed in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Fermentation is conducted at 30°c and is followed by three weeks of maceration with regular pump-over to ensure a gentle extraction of the tannins. After malolactic fermentation, 40% of the wine is transfered into French oak barrels for a period of 12 months.
Deep crimson-purple colour. Elegant, refined nose, mingling toasted and vanilla notes with aromas of blackberries and liquorice. Full-bodied, rich and smooth on the palate, with a silky tannic structure and a long aftertaste of red fruit and graphite. Serving temperature: 15 to 17°C This wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for another 5 to 6 years. e dégustation : 15-17°C
Vin à déguster dès maintenant ou à garder pendant 5 à 6 ans.>
: 85 %
Cabernet franc : 15 %