|AOC BLAYE Côtes de Bordeaux
|8 hectares (approx 20 acres)
|Sand over calcareous clay soil
10% cabernet sauvignon
|4200 pieds/ hectare
|Average vine age
|Vine growing conditions
|Natural grassing between the rows and mechanical weeding under the vines. Deleafing as well as clearing and thinning of the crop by hand. Minimum intervention cultivation for the protection of the environment
|Mechanically picking by machine
Sorting on automatic vibrating table
vinification in stainless vats 100 hl, regulated, cylindric - 5 – 8 days of cold maceration.
Slow fermentation over 15 – 20 days. Punching down, pumping over and temperature control by thermo-regulation. Malolactic fermentation in both wooden vats and barrels
|in stainless vats and wooden barrels.
|over 9 – 12 months