Corinne captures the essence of the fruit in her first cuvée of red by delicate extraction (“the only extraction is done on the vine!”) and cuvee aging. The fruit is ripe, natural, with dark cherry, fruits of the forest and hints of spice and dark chocolate. It has a lovely play on the palate with great freshness and has very finely tuned, ripe tannins on the finish. For drinking now to 2019.
Bordeaux Rouge, ‘Le Petit Champ'
63% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot
Grapes are handpicked from vines of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. They are de-stemmed and then pressed into a steel tank with no soak. Fermentation begins with natural yeasts and lasts about one month after which the wine is aged in a steel tank for eighteen months. Finally, the wine is lightly filtered and then bottled. A small addition of So2 is made before bottling.