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.
This is an impressive Angludet, with less Merlot and more Petit Verdot than usual. The resulting wine offers a bouquet that is soft, ripe and alluring with notes of blackcurrant and fresh black cherries. The palate is succulent and plush with a sweet underbelly of ripe cassis and a smattering of liqourice, the tannins are subtle and there is an appealing freshness giving excellent balance. This is a charming wine that oozes style and finesse.
Yield in 2021 was 26hl/ha. Aged for 12 months in 50% barrels (30% new French oak) 50% 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