Chrysopée Rouge 2017, Sélection Parcellaire
Nose: the nose is initially dominated by black fruit, blueberry and graphite notes, and then opens onto hints of spices and violet. Palate: the attack is full, with a fresh, sophisticated palate of silky tannins. The blueberry notes make way for spicy notes that linger on a long-lasting salty finish with a hint of iodine. Great finesse and purity.
Cambrian mica-schist terraces, overlooking the sea in “lieu-dit” Taillelauque.
This year, it was the climate and its extremes that gave us an incredible and very surprising vintage. 2017 was a year in which the elegance and balance of the wines and the softness of the tannins contrasted with a growing season of extreme weather phenomena and an exceptionally small harvest in the south.
The harvest is destemmed without crushing prior to vinification. Extraction is carried out by pumping over the first week, then the following 4 weeks the extraction is carried out by slow infusion to build the wine’s finesse. 70% aged in concrete vats to 30% in demi-muids, for 15-18 months.
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