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.
An intense, powerful bouquet with ripe prunes and black fruits dominating. The palate is structured and compact with a stunning black fruit intensity, finely integrated, soft tannins and a moreish, long, succulent finish. Sadly there isn’t much of this highly impressive wine and it will be much sought after.
Delicious with rare roast beef with seasonal vegetables and yorkshire pudding.
Average yield 10 HL per hectare
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