Clos des Jacobins, Grand Cru Classe

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Clos des Jacobins, Grand Cru Classe

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Creation of the vineyard 17th century
Area under vine and location 8,5 hectares / Pied de côte ("foot of the slope")
Sun exposure South-facing
Soil Limestone rock, Clay and limestone scree
Grape varieties 80% Merlot 18 % Cabernet-Franc 2% Cabernet-Sauvignon

Average age of the vines: 30 years
Vine density: 8,500 vines per hectare
Harvest Grapes are handpicked into small crates, sorted by hand and then with an optical sorting system
Vats Wooden (60 hectolitres)
Fermentation Cold soaking, pigeage (punching down the cap) and malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aging 18 month in barrels (80 % new)
Production 40,000 bottles a year

Tasting Notes
Deep, dark colour and a powerful black fruit bouquet. Very full-bodied and generous on the palate with beautiful structure and spicy flavours. Clos des Jacobins is an exemplary wine concerning complexity and balance. Quality is extremely reliable, and the wine can age for at least 15 years.

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