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Clos de la Cure

Clos de la Cure

Region

AOP Saint-Émillon Grand Cru

Winemaker notes

The 2014 vintage experienced cool, wet conditions in July and August, followed by warm, dry conditions through September and October. Cabernet Franc, in particular, benefited from these fall conditions creating wines with fine, supple tannins and great phenolic ripeness. The limestone-dominated plateaus of the Clos de la Cure vineyards regulated moisture levels allowing the merlot to achieve optimum ripeness before an earlier than normal harvest. The wines exhibit purity, freshness, with added structure from the Cabernet Franc.

Viticultural Notes

Vineyard parcels are situated on the Saint Christophe des Bardes and the Saint Etienne de Lisse plateaus. The vineyard is 7.5 hectares. Vines are planted at 6600-9000 vines per hectare and are simple guyot pruned.

Wine

Clos de la Cure

Estate

Domaine Bouyer

Vintage

2014

Varietal

75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc

Region

AOP Saint-Émillon Grand Cru

Vine Age

25-30 years

Soil

Clay topsoil over limestone subsoil

Farming

Sustainable/traditional

Fermentation

Pre-fermentation cold soaking. Vinification in tank with punching down and 3-4 weeks post-fermentation maceration in temperature controlled tanks.

Aging

Aging in barrel (50% new) for 12 to 15 months

Alcohol

13.5%



Other wines by this producer

Château Milon

Grapes: 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc

Vine age: 25-30 years

Soil: One parcel has old sandy soil, sandstone and iron dross scoria. The other parcel has gravel soils.

Farming: Sustainable/traditional

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