Gamme : Vineyards
Millésime : 2016
Planted area : 3 hectares
Locality : Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil
Situation : Terrace
Orientation : South
Altitude : 25 metres
Climate : Exceptional weather since the beginning of April.
Soil : Sand, gravel, very filtering soil.
Grape variety : 100 % cabernet franc (locally called «cabernet breton ») grafted on a 3309 and 101/14 stock.
Average age of vines : 30 years, density 5000 plants/hectare.
Yield : 54 Hectolitres/hectare
Alcoolic degree 12°5
Harvesting : Mechanical, done on the 24th of September.
Vinification : 100 % destemming without pressing. Double sorting, manual and mechanical. Fermentation done with local yeasts over a period of 11 days.Vinification in vats thermostatically controlled by internal heat exchangers at 24 – 26 °C. Malolactic fermentation done immediately after draining and completed by the end of November.
Maturing : Lightly filtered on a diatomic bed, matured traditionnally in tanks, then in barrels for a month (1/2 hogshead of 600 litres) . Bottled in March 2016.
Aging potential : 5 to 10 years depending on conservation conditions.