(2012 Vintage) The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration first, before being vinified in part in wooden tronconic vats. After the three-week vatting period, we use a vertical press to obtain very pure high-quality juices. The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 16 to 18 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average two thirds of the cuvée. The barrels, which come from high quality barrel makers, have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.
Burghound(2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Burghound on 1/07
International Wine Cellar(1999 Vintage) Rating: 93(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Mar-02