2019 was a year of contrasts, and was characterized by tremendous variation. A cool spring, scorching heat in the summer and dry weather throughout the year prevented the development of diseases. However, cold, rainy weather in June disrupted flowering, causing coulure and millerandage. Furthermore, water stress, which varied depending on the area and the terroir, resulted in some instances of ripening being checked. The berries were therefore small, resulting in lower than usual yields. Fortunately, there was some rain after 22 September, which relaunched the ripening process and enabled the red grape varieties to reach a good level of maturity.
Médoc Appellation stretches on the left bank of the Gironde Estuary, North of Bordeaux.
Médoc benefits from an exceptional situation and a unique terroir. The gravelly hilltops characteristics of the region produce great wines with great aging potential. Wines coming from clay and limestone terroir are fine and elegant and can be appreciated in their youth.
This wine is made in the traditional Bordeaux method : grapes are destemmed and crushed before being placed in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Total maceration time lasts around 3 weeks, with regular pumping overs, to obtain good concentration of tannins and colour. The wine is then ready for the ageing under oak (around 50% of the final blend).
Beautiful deep garnet colour.
The aromatic nose is dominated by spicy aromas (vanilla and nutmeg). The palate is full-bodied, supple and balanced with subtle, perfectly integrated oaky notes, continuing into a long spicy finish. A fine example of this elegant vintage in the Médoc.>
: 50 %
Merlot : 50 %