Harvest date: October 2nd and 4th, 2006.
Healthy crop but with a few rot homes because of the weather in August, cool and rainy.
Selection: 20% hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery.
Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty.
No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) during 5 days.
Length of maceration: 24 days.
Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and light pumping-over until the end of maceration.
Pressing with the new vertical press.
Length: 16 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 55 %
Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring.
Source of wood: Allier, Nevers, Tronçais.
New barrels racked once in July.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.
Mise en bouteille
January 29th, 2008.
Limited to 3.830 bottles, 36 magnums and 600 half-bottles.