Chateau Vignelaure Red 2010

AOC Coteau d'Aix-en-Provence

, 16/20, selected among the best French wine of 2017 La Revue du Vin de France in 01/01/2017 00:00:00 , 92/100 Decanter Review in 01/01/2017 00:00:00 , 15/20 Le Grand Guide des Vins de France Bettane et Desseauve in 01/01/2017 00:00:00 , 93/100 Wine Enthusiast in 01/01/2009 00:00:00 , 18/20 Guide Hubert in 01/01/2017 00:00:00

Chateau Vignelaure Red 2010

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Syrah (30%) coming from old vines (around 45 years old). Intense garnet colour. Intense nose on black fruits, spices and scrubland flavors. Power and concentration in the mouth, intense flavors of liquorice, scrubland, black olives. Long length in mouth. A great vintage with an important aging potential.

Vintage 2010 is exceptionnal with a powerful wine, imposing but elegant tanins. Cabernet Sauvignon shows its power and its softness in this blend.

The vinification is first in stainless-steel tanks and then in oak barrels (228L and 400L with 1/3 of new oak) for 24 months.

Age potential : 20 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 2010.

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 2010: 26 Hl/Ha.