Château La Conseillante

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Château La Conseillante



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


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


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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