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- Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Domaines Bouyer Clos de la Cure, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2014
Domaines Bouyer is a group of top estates totalling 18 hectares in St.Emilion and Pomerol, including Château Milon Grand Cru, Clos de la Cure Grand Cru and Clos 56, now in the capable hands of Alexia and Pierre Bouyer. They take an ecological approach to the running of the estates aiming to bring out the best of their terroir marked by the fullness of ripe Merlot with intense red fruit aromas underpinned by delicate tannins.
A portion of the vines are situated on the Saint Christophe des Bardes plateau and the rest are situated on the plateau of Saint Etienne de Lisse, covering a total area of 7.5 hectares. The vineyard has clay topsoil over limestone sub-soil. Vines are 25-30 years old with a vine density of 6600-9000 vines per hectare. Grapes are harvested both by hand and machine, yielding 35-40 hl per hectare. Vines are pruned in single guyot and leaf thinning and green harvesting is carried out. Prefermentation cold soaking. Vinification in tank with punching down and 3-4 weeks post-fermentation maceration in temperature controlled tanks. The wine was then matured between 12 – 15 months in barrel (new). Cellar potential between 10 – 15 years.