This vintage is the beautiful result of an exceptional 1996 harvest. Dramatic and rapidly changing conditions throughout the year culminated in a long, warm summer punctuated by colder nights. These ideal seasonal variations yielded grapes of a remarkable quality. This 1996 vintage exhibits a perfect balance between sucrosity and acidity, an impressive maturity and aromatic complexity.
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SERVICE TEMPERATURE10°C - 12°C
Note from the Cellar Master
Aromas on the nose are highly evolved. Mature notes suggestive of ripe mango and passion fruit mingle with nutty undertones. Surprising on the palate, a beautiful attack brings a tonic freshness and tension that elegantly evolves toward notes of raspberry compote. Truly remarkable in its long and complex evolution, this wine perfectly juxtaposes maturity and freshness.
Vendange / Grape VarietiesVendange 1996
VinificationClassic vinification in stainless steel vats
No malolactic fermentation
Tirage / Bottled1997
Maturation / AgeingTime in cellars: 24 years, aged in underground cellars. Riddled by hand