« Cuvée Vieilles Vignes » Red 2016
The “Vieilles Vignes” Red Cuvée is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
100% of these wines are aged for 10 months in French oak barrels.
Grape variety : 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet FSauvignon / Appellation : A.O.P. Bergerac / Region : South West of France / Oak maturation : 100% aged in French oak barrels / Cellaring potential : 6 years / Alcohol : 13,5 % / Acidity : 3,36 g/l / pH : 3,58 / Residual sugar : 0,3 g/L
All the vines are situated on a plateau, on a limestone red clay soil. The vineyards are grassed down to create competition with the vines and naturally lower the yields to improve quality. A plot of Merlot grapes have been especially selected for this Cuvée. All the vines are leaf plucked to help colour development and to avoid botrytis (grey rot). Since 2005, the vineyard has been converted to organic
The grapes are mechanically harvested and are cold macerated for 10 days prior to fermentation. During alcohol fermentation, the grapes are punched down to extract colour and tannins. Once finished, 100% is racked and aged in French oak barrels for 10 months.
Ruby red, intense red fruit, plum, blackberry, biscuit, vanilla, soft firm tannins and long finish.
All meat dishes, cheese, dessert, and after a meal, as a drink.Download the technical sheets