Château Vignelaure Red 2014

AOC Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence

, 15/20 La Revue du Vin de France in 01/01/2018 00:00:00 , 92/100, Highly recommended Decanter Review in 01/01/2017 00:00:00

Château Vignelaure Red 2014

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Shiraz (40%) from old vines (around 45 years old). Château Vignelaure 2014 may be drunk now but will continue to develop and improve in the bottle for at least ten years. To show the wine full potential it is a good idea to decant the wine before serving.

Human decisions were very important for this vintage. Work and great terroir of Vignelaure gives the opportunity to produce nice wines. The vinification takes place first in stainless-steel tanks and then the wine is aged in oak barrels (228L and 400L with 1/4 of new oak) for 24 months.

Aging potential: between 15 and 20 years.

Food pairing: Wild game dishes, burgundy beef, duck breast, wild boar stew.

Vine age: about 45 years old.

Vineyard area: 55 hectares among which 15 hectares selected for the blend of  Château Vignelaure Red 2014.

Soil type: Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.

Yield: global yield : 35 Hl/Ha. Average yield for the parcels selected for the production of Château Red 2012: 25 Hl/Ha. Hand harvest with careful sorting.