Harvest date: September 14th, 2007 (flower day).
Selection: 22% 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: 21 days.
Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and light pumping-over until the end of maceration.
Pressing with the vertical press.
Length: 17 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 45%
Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring.
Source of wood: Nevers, Allier, Tronçais
One part of the new barrels racked.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.
February 18th, 2009.
Limited to 1.984 bottles and 96 magnums.