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Michel Gassier CABERNET SAUVIGNON

TERROIRS: Clay and lime
APPELLATION:
Vin de France
VARIETALS & DISTINCTIONS:
vary by vintage. For more information, please refer to our fact sheet

VINIFICATION:
- Actual yield is 3 tons per acre.
- Selected leaf removal to improve grape ripeness and health.
- Hand picked mid-October to promote skin and aromatic ripeness.
- 100% destemming.
- Cold temperature maceration before fermentation in order to maximize the aromatic expression.
- Temperature controlled fermentation at 28°C.
- Warm (30°C) post-fermentation maceration (3 weeks) with “remontage” to optimize extraction and round off tannins
- Aging in French oak barrels for 12 months.
- A single bottling run without filtration.

TASTING NOTES
:
- Appearance : Dark, almost black, garnet.
- Nose : Complex, aromas of black current, blackberry, cigar box, and toasted vanilla.
- Taste :Rich and opulent with a tightly woven texture fine grain tannins and a mineral finish.

AGING POTENTIAL : Enjoy now or cellar up to 5 to 7 years.
FOOD & WINES PAIRING : 65°F (18°C).
 
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Fact sheet