- Blend of two red varieties: Negrette (80%) from 2013 and Malbec (20%) from 2014
Origin (not claimed): PGI Côtes de Gascogne: Coteaux du Frontonnais (Fronton and Tolosan vineyards)
- Grapes harvested by machine once ripe followed by destemming and crushing. Maceration of 7-12 days in stainless steel vats with controlled temperatures of 27-29°C to extract the ruby colour and the silkiest tannins
- Malolactic fermentation softens the wine in its youth
- The wines are then blended and bottled without aging in oak
- Appearance: very deep colour with hints of ruby
Bouquet: small fresh red fruit (strawberry), ripe black fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant), floral notes (violet, peony)
- Fresh and powerful fruitiness on the palate with ripe and smooth fruit flavours. Spicy caramel and liquorice finish.
- Generous, supple and rich red wine
Question to the winemaker
the Negrette grape variety is not particularly well known – why did you choose it as the variety to complement Malbec in your blend?
- The Negrette grape variety won over every single member of our tasting group as it is initially very simple and ultimately combines the qualities of suppleness, fruitiness and freshness which enable a red wine to be drunk young. These characteristics are a perfect marriage with Malbec, which offers power and tannic potential.