This cuvée is called the original because it comes from the first vines Simon worked and the first wine he ever made. The vines are planted with western exposure in heavy clay soil and comprise 1.2 hectares total.
Age of Vines: 30 years
Pruning Method: guyot and gobelet
Varietals: 70% Malbec, 30% Merlot
Vinification Method: Vinified in 6000 Liter cement tanks for 1 month, the grapes are destemmed and crushed. The wine is aged in old oak barrels for 8 months before bottling. The wine is not filtered or fined, and has no sulfur added at all.