The color is still purple, as the color of its label. The aromas are dominated by charming red berries. Fruits appear once more on the palate, but what is the most striking is its smoothness and elegance. 2007 is a pleasant and bewitching wine, the balance between alcohol, tannins and acidity shows a perfect adjustment of the vinification.
65% Cabernet Sauvignon
14 months in French oak barrels
60% new oak barrels
40% one-year-old barrels
30% Château Cantenac Brown
Merlot: Oct. 1rst – 7th
Cabernet Sauvignon: Oct. 8th to 15th
The 2007 Vintage is memorable due to an early flowering. Merlots matured very early, but because of harsh weather, the flowering was continued longer than normal. However, the Cabernets matured beautifully. Due to lack of sunny days and dry weather, we had to work harder than usual in the vineyard in order to ensure early pruning of the vines. We had to combat the lack of sunlight in the vineyards.
« Aide-toi, le ciel t’aidera », as we say in French (i.e. the Sun will help you): September, the return of good weather kept with us until the end of the harvest, as well as the vintner’s grins! The weather finally rewarded us. Due to the late harvesting, we were blessed with ripe and beautiful fruit! The longer growing season made it possible to concen trate on each varietal, each plot of land with great precision.