Appellation : Saint Оmilion grand cru class
Location : south-west of the town of Saint Emilion
Area under vine : 79 acres
Grape varieties : 60% merlot, 30% cabernet franc,10% cabernet sauvignon
Average age of the vines : 38 years
Annual production : 8300 cases
GEOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS :
32 hectares with greatly diverse terroirs:
- sandy and sandy-clay soil with ironpan at a depth of 60-80 m
- sandy-gravel soil
- sandy-clay soil
Pruned to six spurs, green harvesting, leaf thinning, picking and sorting by hand.
The old fermentation cellar was recently rebuilt and now houses temperaturecontrolled stainless steel vats. A new ageing cellar was also built.
18-24 months in new oak barrels with racking every 3 months. The final blending is done just before bottling, and the wine is neither fined nor filtered.