Francs Côtes de Bordeaux
85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc. The vines average 40 year old and are planted on a clay/limestone soil, at a density of 5500 vines/ha. Traditional light ploughing and aeration of the soil with inter-row planting of cereals in the winter, de-budding, and leaf-thinning. The grapes are destemmed. 80% of the wine is aged 12 to 16 months in concrete vats, the rest is aged 10 to 12 months in barrels. First racking after 6 to 10 months (before the summer), second racking before bottling. Fining and filtration if necessary. 3000 cases made.