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Culture and Vinification

04/02/2014

Wine Ageing

The wine ageing is happening, the  wines are in barrels, Merlot brings flesh and roundness, Cabernet Franc elegance and finesse and Cabernet Sauvignon the tannic structure, it is the …

04/02/2014

SPRING

Spring is the season of “débourrement” which means bud burst followed by the flowering which marks the birth of the berries. Earthing down By ploughing, the earth is removed …

04/02/2014

SUMMER

In the summer, great changes happen in the vines; the « aoûtement » is the process by which the branch tendrils change from green to brown and the “veraison” is when …

04/02/2014

AUTUMN

Autumn is harvest times. Merlot is the grape variety that is harvested first as it reaches maturity earlier, then come Cabernet Franc followed by Cabernet Sauvignon. Mechanical Harvest On …

04/02/2014

WINTER

At the beginning of winter, the vine is asleep, vinifications are almost finished… Malolactic fermentation The free-run wine remains in vats or in barrels; a second fermentation then happens, …