Description 2011

Tasting:

Color : deep ruby red, crystalline.
Nose : intense berry aromas, mature and spicy, melted in fine wooden elegance.
Palate : flavor full, full bodied, with freshness, and a long finish. The wine’s fruity character has a lovely persistence on the palate.
The wine is elegant and will benefit from two years to mature.

Climate:

Flowering, which started on May 28, lasted longer than usual because of variable weather conditions. Mid-veraison occurred on August 10. The vineyard suffered in August and September which were exceptionally dry and hot, although we found no symptoms of stress on the leaves. The crop-load on each vine-stock was equalized during the summer by culling out the slow-ripening bunches. The right load – between 4 and 10 bunches – was left on each vine-stock: small and aerated bunches, well separated from each other. Important day/night temperature differences contributed to the phenolic maturation.

The harvest lasted three days: September 30th, October 1st and October 5th.

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