Château Citran (Cru Bourgeois Superior)

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Château Citran (Cru Bourgeois Superior)

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APPELLATION: Haut-Médoc
COLOR: Purple rim, limpid
NOSE: A complex and highly appealing, toasted notes of toast, to black fruit (blackcurrant).
PALATE: This entry is elegant, fine and racey. The palate is fat, long and powerful. It is very fresh and onctuous in the mouth, this reveals sweetness is perfectly balanced by acidity. Ends with a lingering finish. This is a wine with plenty of expression.
TASTING ADVICE: This is a wine to kee , from 8 to 10 years.
ALCOHOL / VOLUME: 13.5°
GRAPE VARIETY: 42 ha Cabernet Sauvignon / 47.5 ha Merlot / 4.5 ha Cabernet Franc
SOILS: Sandy gravelly soils / Marly chalky soils
VINEYARD: 94 hectares
HARVESTS: By hand. Rigorous parcel selection, grapes sorted on wine-stock and on sorting table. From October 5th to October 22th 2010 for the Merlot. From October 20th to October 21th 2010 for the Cabernet Franc. From October 22th to October 28th 2010 for the Cabernet Sauvignon.
BLENDING: 42 % Cabernet Sauvignon / 55 % Merlot / 3 % Cabernet Franc
GRAPES: Thermoregulation on each tank. Traditionnal vinifications (T 28°C). Malolactic fermentations partially made in new barrels. 38% of new barrels in French oak. Traditionnal ageing with racking every three months. Fining with white eggs. Bottling at the Château.

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