Owners: Family Lorenzetti
THE VINTAGE: Lower temperature and higher rainfalls than usual were characteristic of the 2015 winter. This freshness slightly delayed the budburst. Ambient humidity created a development of mildew and black rot outbreaks but they had been quickly contained by the following dry weather. The flowering took place in June under the best auspices during a 30% sunnier month than in 2014. We highly felt the hydric pressure in July. These exceptional weather conditions slowed down the vine growth but also helped to fade any herbal character. We attended a very early bunch closure this year. A more watered month of August allowed a quick and homogenous ripeness of the grapes. September rainfalls brought coolness, which contributed to maintain an interesting acidity, good sugar content, tannins and anthocyanin levels.
TERROIR: Peyrosols and limestone
IN THE VINEYARD: All work favorizing a good distribution and aeration of the grapes (disbudding, clipping, thinning out of leaves). Grass planted according to the vigor of the plot. Hand-picked harvest, followed by a manual sorting on clusters and then on berries.
WINEMAKING: Gravitary vatting without pressing Prefermentary cold maceration Long vatting period
Racks and returns
VARIETALS: Merlot : 62%, Cabernet-Sauvignon : 33%, Petit Verdot : 3%, Cabernet franc : 2%
Alcohol level : 13.5 % vol. pH: 3.67
Age of vines: 35 years old ans
TASTING NOTES: ￼Combining gourmet richness, voluptuousness and subtlety, Lilian Ladouys’s wines are made by and for epicureans.￼This 2015 vintage shows a deep garnet color with magnificent purple tints. It reveals fres