(2008 Vintage) Grapes are de-stemmed and crushed, then macerate on the skins for 15-18 days. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at 28°C. After racking, the wine matures in new French oak Allier barrels for 14 months, undergoing malolactic fermentation in barrel. Once bottled, the wine matures 12 months before release.
Wine AdvocateRating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 154 on Aug-04