Date of harvest
2nd to 14th of October 2008
69% Cabernet Sauvignon - 31% Merlot
This vintage 2008, with a beautiful ruby red color, has some very intense red berries aromas and spicy notes. It presents the very characteristic cassis nose.
In the mouth, we have a great aromatic attack, very fruity with ripe and silky tannins.
This is a round, elegant and very "gourmand” wine which needs one or two years of patience to express all its charms.
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
38 years old
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