Château Vignelaure Red 2009

AOC Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence

, 15/20 La Revue du Vin de France in 01/01/2014 00:00:00 Medal, Silver Concours des Vins de Provence in 01/01/2014 00:00:00

Château Vignelaure Red 2009

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%) and Syrah (35%) coming from old vines (around 40 years old). Intense red color. A complex nose with intense cocoa flavors, cedar, nutmeg and pepper flavors. Generous in the mouth with soft tanins, pretty fleshy, compote fruits flavors, black olives, liquorice and leather.

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.