The younger of the Château La Ganne wines, this wine comes from the youngest grapevines. The elevage (aging process) uses oak barrels, out of which 10% are new, and lasts for twelve months. The Merlot shines in this delicate and elegant wine. It is enjoyed younger than the Château La Ganne, after four to six years of aging depending on the vintages.
Grape Variety: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Viticulture: Our vineyard is traditionally ploughed carefully respecting the nature of the soil and the plant. This respect of the environment leads us to culture our whole vineyard sensibly. No insecticide, use of pheromones.
Harvest: The grapes are harvested by hand.
Vinification: The vinification endeavors to gently reveal the richness of our grapes by long thermo-macerations. The ancestral vineyard savoir-faire inherited from our parents and use of the most recent technology results in the elaboration of a wine with character.
Maturation: 12 months in new barrels for 10%, and 90% barrels of one and two years.
Tasting: Very charming with aromas of ripe red berries. Well balanced. The palate is fruity, supple and full-bodied. To be enjoyed after 3 to 8 years.
Keeping: Optimize tasting between 3 and 8 years.
Wine pairing: As an aperitif, the finesse of its tannins will prepare your taste buds for the rest of the meal; but also on red or white meats, on all dishes not too spicy.