Date of harvest
21st of September au 4th of October 2006
72% Cabernet Sauvignon - 23% Merlot - 5% Cabernet Franc
This wine presents a very dark red color. The nose offers a very large range of red berries aromas with some notes of vanilla and spices.
In mouth, it reveals an obvious generosity through ripe and elegant tannins as well as a good complexity and well balanced. Very rich and full as well as supple, this wine has the potential to age.
Total vineyard surface
90 hectares around the Château
Vineyard surface under production
55 hectares in one block around the Château
Average age of the vines
Soil - Terroir
Very deep coarse gravel
Vineyard grape varieties
75% Cabernet Sauvignon - 20% Merlot - 5% Cabernet Franc
Density of planting
10 000 pieds/hectare
Riparia gloire & 101.14
Growing of the vines
Mechanical ploughing of the Soil
Viticulture practices: Spraying kept to the absolute effective minimum.
Exclusively hand picked
Two successive selections before and after de-stemming process
A long period of maceration (about 3 weeks)
In French oak barrels (30% new barrels each vintage) for between 14 to 16 months depending on the vintage.
M. François-Xavier BORIE
M. Philippe GOUZE
M. Marc DUVOCELLE
MM Jacques & Eric BOISSENOT
Miss Emeline BORIE