Gamme : Classics
Millésime : 2016
Planted area : 2 hectares
Locality : Savigny en Véron
Situation : Confluence of the Loire and Vienne rivers
Orientation : South
Altitude : 33 metres
Climate : Exceptional weather since April promises a very good millésime. We are near the memorable years of 2003 and 2005.
Soil : Rich silty sands
Grape variety : 100 % cabernet franc (locally called «cabernet breton ») grafted on a 3309 and 101/14 stock.
Average age of vines : 40 years, density 5000 plants/hectare
Yield : 42 Hectolitres/hectare
Alcoolic degree : 12°8 without chaptalization
Harvesting : Mechanical, done on the 26th of September.
Vinification : 100 % destemming without pressing.Vinification in vats thermostatically controlled by internal heat exchangers at 25 – 27 °C. 9 day fermentation. Malolactic fermentation done immediately after draining and completed by the 15th of November
Maturing : Lightly filtered at the end of January, matured traditionnally in barrels for 4 ½ months (1/2 hogshead of 600 litres).
Aging potential : 5 to 8 years depending on conservation conditions.
Very fruity wines with a radiant violet coloured robe. A pleasantly perfumed nose, delicate tannins promising a good length in the mouth.