(2004 Vintage) Only indigenous yeasts are used, fermentation and malo-lactic fermentation takes place in temperature controlled vats, malo-lactic fermentation in barrels. There is 18-12 month oak barrel aging, (100% new barrels), regular lees stirring, fining with egg whites when necessary, and light filtration before bottling.
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) The luxury cuvee of La Bienfaisance, this well-made wine is produced from a 7.5-acre parcel of 40-year-old vines. A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, it exhibits a dark ruby/purple hue along with notes of creme de cassis, black cherries, licorice, and spice box offered in a medium to full-bodied, supple-textured style. It is meant to be consumed during its first 10-12 years of life.