Date of harvest
3rd to 16th of October 2012
52% Cabernet Sauvignon - 40% Merlot - 8% Cabernet Franc
This wine presents a very ruby red color. The nose is dominated by black fruits with black cherry very much to the fore and by coffee aromas.
The mid palate has the sweetness of ripe fruit and rounded tannins. The richness is well balanced by some bilberry freshness. This wine will need a little bite of patience before starting to enjoy it.
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 (45% new barrels each vintage) for between 14 to 16 months depending on the vintage.
M. François-Xavier BORIE
Oenologist - R&D Director
Ms Christel SPINNER
M. Philippe GOUZE
M. Marc DUVOCELLE
M. Eric BOISSENOT
Miss Emeline BORIE