Château La Conseillante

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Château La Conseillante

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VINEYARD

Soil composition 60% grey clay and 40% sandy gravel over a sub-soil of red clay containing iron deposit (crasse de fer)

Grape types 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

Pruning Double Guyot

Density of plantation 7,000 vines per hectare on average

Yield 35 to 40 hectolitres per hectare

Average age of vines 34 years

WINE-MAKING

Harvesting By hand, in small crates

Sorting By hand and machine on 4 tables

Vinification Pre-fermentation cold soak for 2 to 4 days. Vatting period: 2 to 4 weeks

Vats 22 epoxy-lined concrete vats. Fully temperature-controlled

Selection Vertical wine press and separate ageing of press wines

AGEING

Aging 50% to 80% in new French oak barrels

Duration 18 months

Racking Every 3 months, using a traditional bellow pump

Fining In barrel, 2 to 3 fresh egg whites per barrel

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