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  • 150. Haut-Médoc AC 2012

    Clos du Jaugueyron

    60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot (13.5% alc.)

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    This is a wine of real class and pedigree from a tiny five hectare domaine where no effort is spared to produce exceptional wine from organic viticulture. Mid-plum in colour, the nose is understated with hints of cherry and mocha. The palate offers rich, but very supple, silky fruit. Oak has been very sensitively handled and the fine tannins are well knitted in. For drinking now to 2022.

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Winemaker
Michel Théron, Clos du Jaugueyron
Location
90% of the vines are in Macau, the rest is in Arsac-Cantenac, Gironde
Size of domaine
5 hectares
Grape
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, with a massal selection for Petit Verdot; 35 years old vines. 6666 vines per hectare.
Terroir
Quaternary gravels
Viticulture
Debudding. Carries out vendanges en vert only if necessary. Soil ploughed; allow the grass to grow at the end of summer. The grass grows naturally from August to March/April. No chemical herbicides or pesticides, only organic fertilizers if indispensable. Harvested by hand. 45 hectos per hectare yield
Vinification
100% destalking. Alcoholic fermentation in concrete tank and in stainless steel for one week (at 26°C) using natural, indigenous yeasts. Very few remontages, just a few pigeages. 3 weeks cuvaison without any remontage or pigeage then pressed and put into oak. The press wine is kept separate until the end of the malolactic fermentation then blended. Pressed by a vertical wooden press called ”Clic Clac”. Aged for 12 months in 225L barrels medium toast (1/3 new, 1/3 of one wine and 1/3 of two wines). One racking. Batonnâge on fine lees at the beginning of the ageing. Collage and light filtration. Only one bottling in July. 30000 bottles produced on average
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