For this prestigious 100 Malbec cuvée, the grapes are delicately harvested by hand on our most beautiful plot of 2.7 hectares in the middle of which stands a majestic 17th century dovecote, listed as a historic monument. Class exceptional in the Parker Guide to French Wines, 2nd edition, the Pigeonnier can age and improve for more than 25 years.
Pairings: truffles, game, red meats and in sauce, cheeses.
Storage in the cellar: at 16 ° C for a maximum humidity of 85%.
Aging potential: over 20 years depending on the vintage.
Tasting: serve between 16 and 18 ° C. Decant beyond 4 years of aging. Young, open it an hour before.
Vinification and aging
Harvest: harvest and sorting by hand.
Blend: 100% Malbec
Type of soil: Plot in one piece of 2.7 ha at the foot of Château Lagrézette, 3rd Lot terrace (140m), predominantly gravel-clay soil on a Kimmeridgien base, production only in the greatest years
Average age of the vines: 30 years.
Consultant oenologist: Michel Rolland.
Vinification: Cold maceration in a Taransaud barrel at 8 ° (4/7 days), Alcoholic fermentation at 26 ° C then final hot maceration at 28 ° C, Aging 22 months in 100% new French barrels (Saury, Ermitage and François Frères )
Cuverie:French oak tuns .
Aging: between 22 and 24 months in new oak barrels.
Average annual production : Production only in the greatest years, yield less than 5,000 bottles per year.