CHATEAU HAUT BRISSON LA RESERVE 2008 Discontinued
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France , Bordeaux
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Oak Tannis Have Faded
The outstanding 2008 La Reserve is one of the vintage’s most interesting wines. Its new oak component is more than adequately compensated for with copious quantities of black currant and black cherry fruit, cedarwood, and spice box notes. Generous and opulent with medium to full body and a long, layered finish, it should drink well for 10-15 years.
85% merlot 10% cabernet sauvignon 5% cabernet franc
The 16 hectares of the vineyard lay across three communes: Saint-Emilion, Saint Sulpice de Faleyrens and Vignonet on a gentle slope of sandy top soil over gravel soil with clinker deeper down. Blending: 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5 % Cabernet Franc with a density of 5,500-6,000 vines per hectare.
hand picked harvest with plastic crates the best selection of berries thanks to three sorting tables
Stainless steel vats with thermoregulation : - 8-days long maceration before fermentation to stabilize aromas - 28-30°C alcoholic fermentation to extract phenolic components - 10-20 days long post-fermentation vatting Daily tasting by our team to decide the frequency of each operation (pumping-over, release, punching of the cap...) Finally skins on the press
CAVIN VICARD TARRANSAUD
French oack barrel
heavy bottle sommeliere