Order : Carpe Divem Quatre - Languedoc , Great Gil Morrot's wines
" Vin de table " of France - Languedoc - rare wine
Particularity of the cuvée:
The real point of difference of this wine is that it is a blend of three consecutive vintages. The blend number is written in letters on the label, to identify the different blends of each vintage. The blending of different vintages is very common in Champagne, but very rare for red wines, the most famous example being the Reserva Especial de Vega Sicilia, one of the greatest Spanish wines.
The vineyard : A vineyard planted in 1995 on a very clayey soil which is particularly suitable for Merlot.
A strict management: A very short pruning and a control of the quantities allow to obtain yields lower than 20 hectoliters per hectare. The grapes are destemmed but not crushed. A 4 week vatting period with daily pumping over produces a wine of extreme concentration that will require 2 to 5 years in barrel to mature.
Blending of vintages: Given the absence of external input, the contribution of the soil to the final product that is the wine varies little from one year to the next. On the other hand, the climate will largely contribute to mark the vintages. The blending of vintages thus appears to be a way to erase the contribution of the climate by averaging its effects. Physicists, who are poets in their time, would say that we add a time constant. This has the consequence of "smoothing" and therefore reducing the effects of the elements linked to the weather.
|12,50 % vol - 75 cl
|From 50 to 80 €