Clos de la Cure Saint-Emilion GC

Clos de la Cure

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Snapshot
Vintage: 2014
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint-Emilion Gc
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: 75% Merlot & 25% Cabernet Franc
Vineyard: A portion of the Clos de la Cure vines are located in a beautiful walled vineyard near the church of Saint Christophe des Bardes on the plateau of Saint Etienne de Lisse. While the average vine age is 30 years, it is believed that vines were planted on these plateaus in the Middle Ages.
Orientation: Southwest
Soil: Old sandy soils, sandstone (hardpan) and iron deposit in one parcel, gravel in the other.
Viticulture: Densely planted at 6600-9000 vines per hectare. The Bouyers farm sustainably and rigorously including debudding, leaf-thinning and green harvesting.
Vinification: Prefermentation cold soaking. Vinified in tank with punch downs followed by a 4 week maceration in temperature controlled tanks. 40% malolactic fermentation in barrel, the rest in tank which is later transferred to barrel for ageing on the lees.
Aging: Aged 12-15 months in French oak, 50% of which is new.