Vintage 2009 was very sunny with dry and hot summer. Small harvest but qualitative enough, with mature grapes : small grapes with thick skin.
Ageing potential: between 15 years
Food pairing: strong read meat, burgundy beef, duck breast, wild boar stew.
Hand harvest with sorting.
Vine age: about 45 years old.
Vineyard area: 53 hectares among which 15 hectares selected for the blend of Château Vignelaure Red 2009.
Soil type: Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.
Yield: global yield: 30Hl/Ha. Average yield for the parcels selected for the production of Château Red 2009: 24 Hl/Ha.