This cuvée comes from selections of the young plots of Grand puy Ducasse, 5th grand cru classified Médoc. With a beautiful dark color, fruit-fringed nose mixed with notes of toast, the mouth is a real pleasure of aromatic complexities.True exclusivity of the house Cuvelier, this mark is destined exclusively to the Traditional market.
Tasting notes, This crimson-coloured 2012 shows aromas of strawberry, raspberry and violet on the nose. The palate, full and rounded, reveals a remarkable balance, supported by good acidity which gives it freshness. An enticing wine, easy to drink, characterised by its good balance.
Harvest 2012, The 2012 winegrowing season was characterized by rather severe weather conditions that required a great deal of vigilance in the vineyard. A cold, rainy spring, followed by a particularly dry summer, slowed down the vines’ growth cycle, resulting in uneven ripening. We waited until the first week of October to start the harvests. Despite some rain in October, the vineyard remained in good health throughout the harvest period. 2012 was, however, a complicated, unusual year, a typical winegrower’s vintage. The choices made by vineyard owners were more important than ever. 2012 was often kinder to the Merlot than the Cabernet Sauvignon, which explains its high proportion in our final blends compared to recent vintages.
Wine-making, after manual harvesting in crates and an initial sorting in the vineyard, the grapes were sorted again using the latest generation optical sorting system. Vinification was carried out in stainless steel temperature controlled tanks. For some of the batches, malolactic fermentation was carried out in new barrels. All of the first wine is matured in French oak barrels, 30% of which were renewed this vintage. Blend 44% Cabernet Sauvignon /