Les Hauts du Tertre (2nd du Tertre)

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Les Hauts du Tertre (2nd du Tertre)

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Les Hauts du Tertre (Margaux AOC): This second wine of Château du Tertre comes from the selection of our youngest vines. The vinification and ageing benefit from the same care as the Grand Vin, Chateau du Tertre. You will love the character and refinement of this Margaux.

The vineyard:

Soil: Perfectly drained gravelly knolls from 3 to 5 m

Plantedarea: 52 ha

Grapevarieties: 43 % Cabernet Sauvignon -33 % Merlot -19 % Cabernet Franc –5 % Petit Verdot

Age of vines: 15 to 25 years old

Density: 6 500 à 9100 stocks /ha

Vineyardmanagement: regularsoil working, traditionalthinningand manual leafremoval(18 ha grownin biodynamic)

Pruning: Double Guyot

Harvest: Hand-pickedfollowedby hand sorting–Optical sorting

Averageyield: 35 à 45 hL/ha

The vinification:

Tanks: Concrete, woodand stainlesssteel

Temperaturemanagement: Thermoregulation

Pumpingover: varies accordingto the lots

Temperatureduringthe alcoholicfermentation: 25°C

Vattingtime: 18 to 28 days

Pressing: horizontal pneumatic

Averagealcoholcontent: from13 % to 13,5 % of alc./vol.

Selection: plot by plot management, youngvines

Ageing:

Type of barrels: 100 % French oakbarrels(fine grain and medium toast)

Age of barrels: 45% new oak, 55% oakof 1 wine

Ageingtime: 15 to 17 months

Racking: Every5 monthswithcandle

Fining: Egg white albumen

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