Haut-Médoc, 2018

£34.00 per bottle
Available bottle sizes: 75 cl
Bordeaux - France
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Haut Médoc
vineyard Vineyard
  • Organic / Biodynamic (uncertified)
  • Grape Percentage: Cabernet sauvignon 70% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc 10%
  • Average age of vines: 45
  • Soil type: Pebbles, Sand
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: Low sulphites: 25 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Unfined
  • Filtering: Filtered (3 microns)
  • Suitable for Vegans and vegetarians
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Residual sugar: <1 g/L
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak

Additional Information

The extraction is very delicate by occasional pigeage, and the wine is aged for 16 months in new (10%) to 7yo barrels, the majority of which are 400 and 600ltr (rather than the more traditional 225ltr size). It would be difficult to find a purer fruited wine (using older/bigger barrels and low sulphur really help) which mingle black and red fruits, with a dynamism, freshness and very digestible quality, and fine tannins on the finish.
Laurence and Pascale like to experiment and vinify in all kind of vessels, making fresh, nuanced and terroir-driven wines. They also intuitively understand that Bordeaux can produce wines with great finesse and purity of fruit at perfectly adequate, low levels of sulphur (30mg/l total or below). They produce mainly red wines (Vins de France, Haut-Médoc, Moulis and Margaux), but also sparkling and white.
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