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Dame Honneur

Cuvée Dame Honneur confers its noble status to this exceptional variety : Malbec grape. Cuvée Dame Honneur, a long-aging wine, can be kept for more than 20 years, getting better all the time.


Color
A deep, dark, shining red.

Nose

A hearty nose, prettily woody, with concentrated red fruit aromas, vanilla and spicy notes.


Taste

Elegant, rich and complex, with harmoniously smooth tannins. This is a hearty wine, deep, woody, with notes of vanilla, red fruits and aniseed. The flavor is round and balanced with a long aftertaste; the wine can age for many years with good results.

awards
2016 Vintage: 93/100 : The Wine Enthusiast (september 2019) - Gold medal : Concours Féminalise 2019 - Gold medal : Challenge Internationale du Vin de Bourg sur Gironde 2019 - 15,5/20 : Jancis Robinson (October 2019) - 93/100 : Wine Spectator Magazine (October 2019)
product details

Cuvée Dame Honneur takes its flavors from the oldest vines of the vineyard, planted on third terraces from the Lot River and on the limestone plateau. The very delicate berries are harvested and sorted manually. After vinification, the batch is matured between 22 to 24 months in new oak casks before being blended by the enologist Michel Rolland. It is then bottled at the Château.

 

Keeping
In a cellar, at 16°C / 60.8°F with a maximum humidity rate of 85%.
Aging potential
+ 20 years depending on the vintage.
Tasting
Serve between 16 and 18°C / 60.8 and 64.4°F.
Harvest
Hand harvested grapes, manual destemming.
Blend
91 % Malbec, 9 % Merlot (depending on the vintage).
Soil type
Best vines of our estate, third terrace of the Lot river, lime-clay.
Average age of vines
30 years old.
Consulting enologist
Michel Rolland.
Vinification

- Cold maceration in stainless steel vats (12°C during 4 days)
- Alcoholic fermentation
- Long hot maceration (28°C)

Fermentation container
Thermo-regulated stainless steel vats and French oak tanks
Maturation
Between 22 and 24 months in new French oak barriques
Average annual production
Production between 5000 to 10 000 bottles, depending on the vintage.