The 2011 vintage is a lovely garnet colour with delicate pink touches. On the nose, when swirled it gains black fruit notes such as blackberry and cherry, with some development touches tending towards truffle and a spicy element that freshens the whole. On the palate, freshness in the attack draws us in and transforms into supple yet omnipresent tannins.
It offers beautiful balance that ensures ageing potential.
A lingering, soft, delicately spicy finish. A representative vintage of the Ferrand terroir with a wonderful future ahead.
A vintage marked by exceptionally hot temperatures from April – the beginning of the growth period – that peaked at 30°C, continuing in May and June with 38°C recorded on 26 and 27 June. July appeared cooler with some rain. Although the month of August was hot and damp, warm temperatures and a dry period in September allowed the harvest to be gathered in excellent conditions.
QualitY OF VINTAGE
The level of work performed on the vines and successive sorting ensured huge consistency in the grapes. Phenolic potential was high, particularly thanks to high anthocyanin values. Extraction was gentle and the well-controlled winemaking process was precise.
79 % Merlot
11 % Cabernet franc
10 % Cabernet sauvignon