Vintage 2004 was very hot and dry. Grapes were concentrated with thick skins. During its youth, this vintage was powerful and tannic. As time passes, interesting flavors are showing: scrubland, cedar that are today charaterizing Château Vignelaure 2004. The wine shows the strong expression of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Ageing potential: can still be kept for 5 to 10 more years
Food pairing: game and game bird, boar strew, duck breast.
Hand harvest with sorting.
Vine age: about 40 years old.
Vineyard area: 57 hectares among which 19 hectares selected for the blend of Château Vignelaure Red 2004.
Soil type: Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.
Yield: global yield: 32Hl/Ha. Average yield for the parcels selected for the production of Château Red 2004: 26 Hl/Ha.