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Wordplay is inevitable when a wine is so well suited to it. Let us confess to a recurrent theme of ripe black and red fruits from the finest sun-drenched years. Let us confess to seductive, alluring textures on the palate with restrained opulence obtained from partial ageing in ‘cigar’ barrels. Next, let us confess to incredible tight precision, underlining the minerality of the terroir and the wine’s many complex dimensions. Finally, let’s dwell for a moment to confess the remarkable length… and let us pray for absolution, at least until the next bottle is uncorked. Château La Confession is vinified using techniques that we hold dear, with all of the care and precision that an exceptional wine demands.
Double sorting of the crop: First in the vineyard and second at the winery.
Filling of the vats without crushing. Vinification in open wooden vats of small capacity. Punching of the caps every 3 hours until 1070 of density, every 8 hours until 1040 and once a day until 1000.
Temperature during alcoholic fermentations: 26/28°C maxi
Vatting period: 24 to 27 days.
Filling of the barrels heated at the same temperature as the wine: 26/28 °C.
Malolactic fermentation in new barrels (50%) and one wine old barrel (50%).
In Bordeaux, the heat resulted in early flowering. Also, this led to an early harvest after a very hot summer. As a starting point, there is great maturity in the grapes, and one can expect a more opulent vintage than in the last few years.
The summer this year has been the warmest since 1959, yet the rain has fallen at the right times during the growing season. The harvest took place two weeks before the norm and will yield grapes with high potential alcohol and the lowest acidity since the 2003 vintage. As they say in Bordeaux: "It has been a good and extreme growing season which hopefully also produces great wines".