Château Franc Le Maine 2012

22.00€

Qté:

Silver Medal at the 2015 Brussels World Competition
Recommanded at the 2015 Decanter Awards

“Intense garnet robe. Menthol, red fruit, spice, grilled hints and cocoa on the nose against a woody background. Smooth attack, supple and big on the palate with distinct fruit. Tight tannins. Harmonious overall. Keep it in your cellar a bit longer.”

From the Gilbert et Gaillard Guide – Tasted in May 2015

Additional Information

Packaging

Bottle, Case of 6, Case of 12

Vineyard Origins

XVth century, acquired in 2008 by Philippe Bardet

Owner

Bardet Family

Surface Area

11,71 ha

Soils types

Sand with gravel, sandy or clayey sand subsoil

Planting density

5,800 vines per hectare

Average age of the vines

44 Years

Cultivation

Integrated farming and sustainable production, certified High Environmental Value and Iso 14001

Tillage

Natural permanent grass cover crop

Grape varieties

65% Merlot noir et 34% Cabernet Franc 1% Cabernet Sauvignon

Yield

45 hectolitres per hectare

Harvest

By machine

Selection

Unique grape screening technology

Pre-fermentation soak

Gentle at low temperature

Winemaking

The fruit is soaked gently in new-generation tanks in which the marc is immersed thereby enabling the extraction of silky tannins from the skins.

Aged in barrels

50% new barrels & 50% one-year-old barrels

Annual production

70,000 bottles