Brilliant ruby red color with purple hints.
Very expressive nose of fresh red fruit such as cherries and plums.
Good structure with polished, elegant and juicy tannins. Medium body and a long finish.
|Elegant, complex and aromatic on the nose, full of red fruit and sweet spices. Medium-bodied with an elegant, juicy mouthfeel; long and round on the finish.
|85% Merlot; 12% Cabernet Sauvignon;
|No precipitation was recorded during this harvest season, and high temperatures during the summer and fall resulted in earlier than normal ripening and harvest. Rainfall was never a concern during this harvest. The winter 2011 was much drier than usual. In fact it was the driest in the last 10 years (we had to carefully irrigate in order to preserve this
precious resource). Concerning the temperatures in Spring, September was exceptionally hot. It was a small summer in the middle of the spring. The average
temperatures were more than 2°C above the normal. October and November were just a little bit warmer and permitted a nice flowering of our grapevines. Summer started warmer than usual in December. However cool nights refreshed the ambient, raised air humidity,
producing more color in the berries and preserve their natural acidity. The ripeness came earlier than usual, almost 2-3 weeks. So finally we harvested the red varieties 3 weeks earlier than usual to achieve the right level of ripeness.
|Serve from 16°C (60°F) to 18°C (64°F). The ideal companion for pastas, medium seasoned dishes and white meats such as pork and chicken.