Owned by the Sichel family and managed since 1989 by Ben, the youngest of the Sichel brothers. This property is blessed with ideal conditions for producing splendidly consistent wines. The sandy and gravelly soil provides good natural drainage, which increases concentration in the fruit.
We detect a subtle change in style this vintage at Angludet, maybe driven by the introduction of amphoras in the winemaking process. The bouquet is fresh and aromatic whilst the palate possesses a delectable expression, subtlety and purity of fruit. Sweet and succulent, the crunchy cassis fruits are supported by a wonderful tannin structure, with a note of cedar wood on the finish.
Yields of 26 hl/ha, aged for 12 months in 70% barrels (30% new French oak) 30% amphoras
Maceration time Merlot: 20-25 days
Cabernet Sauvignon: 19-28 days
Petit Verdot: 20-28 days
Vinification Vinification in cement vats
Alcoholic fermentation temperature at 26°C
The wine went into barrel in December 2018
Malolactic fermentation in cement vats
Ageing in barrels for 12 months (one-third renewed every year)
Fined with egg whites and filtered very lightly before bottling