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  • 121. Bordeaux Supérieur AC 2016

    Château la Grave Singalier

    75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon (13% alc.)

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    From vineyards on the banks of the River Garonne, this wine misses out on the Graves appellation by only 200 metres. Soft and fruity with an attractive cedary fragrance.

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Winemaker
Labuzan, Château la Grave Singalier
Location
Portets
Size of domaine
40 hectares (of which 12 for Bordeaux Supérieur)
Grape
75% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon . Rootstock- gravesac. Average age of 35 years and plant density of 6,650 vines per hectare, trained single guyot.
Terroir
Sand and gravel typical of Graves. Elevation of 10-40 metres with a 5% slope and facing south west. Depth of soil 3 metres.
Viticulture
De-buds and green harvests. Chemical treatments for oidium and pests. Organic fertiliser. Light ploughing or hoeing of the soil. Machine harvested. Employs a table de trie. Yield of 44 H/H
Vinification
De-stalks 100% and crushes. Prefermentive maceration of 3-4 days and then ferment in stainless steel cuves using natural yeast. Uses reverse osmosis to take any water out of fermenting must. Temperature of 25-27°C and 3 remontages per day for the alcoholic ferment which lasts a week. Total cuvaison is 3 weeks. Pneumatique press and press wine kept separately. Cellars warmed to 20°C to stimulate the malo. Sometimes uses micro-oxygenation. Elevage in cuve and fûts (2 and up to 3yr old). Rack twice a year. Fines with egg white. Bottles 4 times a year. Total production: 40,000 bottles.
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