Les Pagodes de Cos (2nd Cos d’Estournel)

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Les Pagodes de Cos (2nd Cos d’Estournel)

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Technical Information
Blend 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

Harvests
Conditions for the harvests were excellent, and the water stress during the ripening period resulted in a good development of phenolic compounds. It was also the reason of the small size of the grapes. The disruption of the flowering ended up being an advantage. It meant that the grapes were relatively loosely spaced on the bunches, and therefore well-ventilated, and with low yields.
The rain in September prevented any checks in the ripening process and enabled us to obtain a perfect synchronisation between the phenolic ripeness and the balance of acidity/potential alcohol. It should also be noted that these were the longest harvests in the last thirteen years, due to the substantial differences in the ripening of the Grands Merlots and the Grands Cabernets. The weather conditions for the harvests combined with careful management of the vineyard and low yields enabled us to obtain optimal degrees of ripeness.

The grapes were small with thin yet robust skins. The use of the gravity proved to be even more useful this year for the Merlot with a high tannic potential.

 

 

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