Château Val d’Or 2007

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17.00€

Qté:

Intense robe. Closed nose that opens up to reveal discrete woody and fruity hints. Firm on the palate with robust, slightly green tannins. Still quite austere. Obviously needs a bit more time to open up.

– Gilbert et Gaillard

Additional Information

Packaging

Bottle, Case of 6, Case of 12

Vineyard Origins

1930

Owner

Bardet Family

Surface Area

14 ha

Soils types

Gravelly sand, gravelly subsoil

Planting density

6,000 vines per hectare

Average age of the vines

30 years, with some vines over 50 years old

Cultivation

Sized in Guyot double. Thinning, disbudding. Vine growing in reasoned agriculture Harvesting in October to wait for an optimal maturity of grapes.

Tillage

Natural permanent grass cover crop

Grape varieties

86% Merlot – 8% Cabernet Franc – 6% Cabernet Sauvignon

Yield

47.5 hl / ha

Harvest

By machine

Selection

Unique grape screening technology

Pre-fermentation soak

Gentle at low temperature thanks to tanks new generations allowing the immersion of the marc and favoring the extraction of silky tannins of dandruff

Aged in barrels

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

Winemaking

Traditional Bordeaux winemaking. Thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks. Long vatting without crushing, two pumpings per day. Breeding in the style of Saint-Emilion for 18 months, French oak barrels

Annual production

78000 bottles