The color is rich and deep, with purple and crimson shades. The nose is an explosion of smooth and fruity aromas with slightly wooded notes. On the palate, softness prevails: Fresh fruits, cocoa and fine tannins with great elegance. Such a great pleasure for your mouth. Like all great vintages, 2009 can age for a few more years.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Cabernet Franc
1 year in French oak barrels
25% new oak barrels
75% one-year-old oak barrels
68% BriO of Cantenac Brown
Merlot: Sept 23rd – Oct. 3rd
Cabernet Franc: Oct. 7th
Cabernet Sauvignon: Oct. 8th – 15th
The budburst is fast and spreads over the first two weeks of April. The flowering of Merlots and Cabernets Sauvi- gnons is rapidly taking place in late May with some very good weather conditions. The « Véraison » starts on July 24th for the Merlots and July 31st for the Cabernets. The months of August, September and October are truly exceptional. The temperatures differences during days and nights are often important with cool nights and hot days, perfect for a good maturity.
The summer’s climate remains until early October, then the temperatures drop quickly with morning frost on Octo- ber 16th and 18th. The grapes are beautiful for the harvest. The grapes have reached a perfect maturity with red berries intense flavours. The weather is on our side throughout the picking season, which allows us to apprehend the harvest serenely.