Appellation: AOC Malepére
Area of Production: 92 acres
Grapes: 50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec
Vineyard: Organic farming. Betrand’s grandfather helped to create by being the first in 1970 to plant Bordeaux grapes in this typical Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan and Syrah country.
Bottle Style: Bordelaise Conic
Production: around 45,000 bottles
Winemaker: Bertrand Gourdou
Soil: Clay & limestone
Harvest: Hand picking harvest of our two best parcels in our territory between the end of September and October
- Completely destemmed grapes macerate during 12 days at low temperatre, to keep the maximum flavor
- Continuous foot-pressing the grapes for total juice extraction
- Juice is left for a natural fermentation at 77 degrees Fahrenheit
- Wine is transferred into French oak barrels and aged for 8 months
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 3.9
Description: Deep bright red color, with a warm and pleasant aroma of ripe black fruits, cherry and blackcurrant notes. Well-balanced mouthfeel, supported by the oak and offering long black fruit feeling at the end.