Tasting NotesBright and clear, deep ruby in colour, with a restrained nose offering subtle black cherry, some violet and smoky earth notes. Juicy, rich, concentrated dark fruits, powdery tannins, mineral earth notes and subtle smoked meat characters flesh out the palate. The wine projects strength and potential, with ample fruit, palate texture and structure, and ready to deliver the essence of the village and evolve gracefully over time.
Cellaringnow - 2028
20% whole bunch, short cold maceration, one pigeage a day at the start of the alcoholic fermentation, then pump-overs during maceration for a gentle extraction.
Vatting time: 20 days
Pressing: Pneumatic press
Total elevage: 16 months
Oak used: French oak barrels 20% new oak, light and long soft toast from Allier, Jupilles, Fontainebleau and Nevers forests.
Operations performed during ageing: One racking after malolactic fermentation
Filtration: No fining, no filtration
All the vinification and ageing operations are carried out with reference to the lunar calendar.
93 Points - Ray Jordan
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95 Points - Huon Hooke
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