(2006 Vintage) A small portion of the vineyards was planted in the 1970’s while the majority have been recently planted with a density of 5.500 plants per hectare and the yield per plant is never over 1 kilogram of fruit. Maceration on the skins took place over eighteen days. Following the malolactic fermentation, completely taking place in french barrique, the wine was allowed to rest another twelve months in the same barrique, keeping the two varieties completely separate. Following this period of ageing in barrique, the cuvée was assembled, the wine bottled and allowed to rest another 6 months in the cellar.
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 2/00
Wine Advocate(1997 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 8/99
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 02/08.