Deep, dark in appearance and tinged with crimson. Enticing lusciously ripe, red fruit-laden aromas combine on the bouquet with spicy, even smoky notes, quite typical of this Pessac-Leognan terroir. The lovely ripe fruit brings fleshy, well-balanced character on the palate, underpinned by powerful, rounded tannins, coated in generous richness and well-integrated oak. This harmonious wine culminates in a long, lasting finish”
Grape variety 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
See region detail: France >> Bordeaux >> Pessac-Léognan
See producer detail: Dourthe
Geology a thorough pedological study shows that there is a great diversity of soils depending on the location of each plot: gravelly hillocks with veins of clay and sandy outcrops.
Harvest manual, plot by plot. Customized once the grapes have attained the maturity required.
Pre-fermentation cold maceration: according to the lot, 1 to 3 days.
Alcoholic fermentation: 8 to10 days according to the lot, with very few manipulations (pumping-over, pigeage)
Running-off: from October 21thto November 11th
Malolactic fermentation: partially in barrels
Aging In oak barrels, on fine lees, 30% new barrels.
Residual sugar <2 g/l