Selection of old vines (50 years), Cabernet Franc, 100% clonal selection
Eocene clay limestone
Worked soils; no chemical fertilizers; plot harvesting according to maturity.
Selection of ripe, non-botrytised grape clusters
VINIFICATION & AGEING
Vinification in small, concrete tanks (40 hL); no thermoregulation, no additives.
Destemming before the grapes are transferred to the tanks.
Maceration depending on the vintage (8 to 15 days) to improve harmony; only grapes from old vines are used.
Ageing: Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrels (100%) for 6 to 9 months; blending and bottling in the spring after the harvest.
Residual sugars and alcohol: < 2 g/L and > 12% ABV
Drink within 5 to 10 years
Garnet colour with hints of blue; nose with sweet red berries (cherry) and some chocolate and roasted notes (wine continues to age); structured palate with fresh tannins and the fresh finish of a young wine
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING
Serve at 15 °C with traditional dishes (prime rib, steak, etc.) or white meat