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Combining power and freshness, the wines of Château d’Aiguilhe succeed in expressing the terroir's strong personality, and show very well after 5 years in bottle.
- Harvesting: By hand, into small crates to avoid bruising. Sorting before and after destemming. No crushing. The grapes are put into vats by gravity flow.
- Fermentation: In temperature-controlled wooden and concrete vats for 25 to 30 days depending on the vintage. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap).
- Malolactic fermentation and ageing: In new oak barrels (up to 50%) on fine lees. Fining and filtering as necessary, depending on the vintage.
- Duration of barrel ageing: 15 to 18 months.