Chateau Vignelaure Red 2004

AOC Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence

, 15,5/20 La Revue du Vin de France in 01/01/2010 00:00:00 Medal, Gold Concours des Grands Vins de France à Mâcon in 01/01/2006 00:00:00 Medal, Silver Concours des Féminalises in 01/01/2009 00:00:00

Chateau Vignelaure Red 2004

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Syrah (25%) and Grenache (5%) coming from old vines (around 40 years old). Red intense color with brown reflects. Nose on candided fruits with cedar and scrubland flavors. In the mouth, tanins are soft but still present, with a great feshness. Flavors of black olives and liquorice dominate. Great lenght with a final on spicies and scrubland flavors.

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.