A powerful wine with a good personality of Fronsac, round and supple with oodles of ripe fruit
And well-integrated tannins. Very good for ageing. Delicious on game, cooked meats and cheeses
LOCATION The estate is located in Fronsac. It is a old estate dating back 1747 and run by the Noel family since 1936. Respectful of preserving the health and the environment, the owners follow the eco-friendly policy of integrated agriculture (lutte raisonnée). The growing and vinification methods ally both tradition and modern techniques : vines worked according to the soil, hand-picking and oak ageing .
VINEYARD AREA 9 hectares.
SOIL Clayey-calcareous soil with a very good south orientation.
GRAPE VARIETIES 70 % Merlot, 20 % Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Age of the vines 35
HARVESTING Leaf removals, green harvest. Hand picking with double sorting out at the cellar before total destemming
WINEMAKING Traditional winemaking in thermo-regulated concrete vats. Cold maceration before fermentation.
AGING During 12 months, in two and three year old barrels.
PRODUCTION 25 000 bottles per year