The dominant Merlot grape gives this wine bright red fruits and a brilliant ruby color. Hints of chocolate, earth, menthol are harmoniously combined with dark cherry, cassis, and pepper notes. The medium-bodied wine always gives the classic Bordeaux structure without being heavy handed or over-ripe.
This family-owned and operated estate on the “Right Bank” is run by Isabelle Vallon in the Graves de Vayres area. Here, the vines are carefully tended, debudded to control vigor, with leaf removal and cluster thinning to enhance the flavors.
The Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon are all vinified in both stainless-steel and concrete vats using temperature control. A long and cool maceration, combined with traditional fermentation, are utilized and then the components are aged for 24 months in French Oak. This wine is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, grown on clay, gravel, and silty soils.
Pairs well with beef and venison dishes.