Vendemia
Vendemia

Vendemia

The vineyard: . Duras 80%, Merlot 20%.  Calcareous-clay soil, south facing aspect, 285m altitude . Natural weeding of the rows and working of the soil between the vine stock . Multipile manual and mechanical operations throughtout the year in order to obtain a well-aired, healthy and perfectly ripe grape with a low yield of around 30 hl/ha The cellar: . Manual grape harvesting according to the optimum ripeness for each different grape variety . Destemming in order to turn only the grapes themselves to wine . Natural fermentation (using only indigenous yeasts) . Fermentation of around 15 days with manual pigeage alternated with reassambly in order to encourage the extration of colour, tannin and flavours . Maturing for 18 months of the wine soley in vats . Natural clarifying without fining agents . Bottling without filtration . Elevage without sulfur, very low level sulfiting before bottling