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My family has always owned vineyards, but winegrowing wasn’t their main business: it was running the local shop. Personally, I have always loved wine for its intricate and evocative character. Former carpenter, I decided to retrain at the age of 34 and so I bought 1.5 hectares of vines to my grand-mother in 1992. With the years, I have managed building a vineyard that spreads over 17 hectares. I run the vines according to organic farming, the best way for me to craft faithfull wines of my childhood terroir.

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Côtes de Bourg

Rouge

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Technical informations

Location : Bayon-sur-Gironde et Gauriac
Vineyard surface : 17 hectares
Soils : Clay-limestone soils in majority, then gravels and tertiary silt - Fossil-rich limestone subsoils - 40-meter-high - South-west exposure - 30-year-old vines
Blend of grape variety : 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc.
Wine-making process :

Mechanical harvest at the end of september. Cold maceration prior to fermentation. Delestage adapted to suit the structure of the wine. Three-week fermentation. Aged in vats.

Tasting comments :

The wine is shot through with cherry red glints. The nose gradually becomes more potent with subtle, roasted, woody notes. Well-structured and full-bodied with ripe fruit notes. The finale remains fleshy and almost endless.

Wine pairings :

Game meat.

Awards :

► Vintage 2020 :
- GOLD LONDON AWARDS 2021
- SILVER CHINA AWARDS 2021
- GOLD FEMINALISE 2021
- GOLD JAPAN AWARDS 2021
- GOLD TERRE DE VINS 2021

► Vintage 2019 :
- GOLD JAPAN AWARDS 2020
- GOLD JAPAN AWARDS 2020
- GOLD AMPHORE 2020
- GOLD SINGAPOUR AWARDS 2020
- GOLD SINGAPOUR AWARDS 2020
- GOLD CHINA AWARDS 2020
- GOLD CHINA AWARDS 2020
- SILVER KOREA WINE CHALLENGE 2020
- GOLD BERLINER WINE TROPHY 2020
- GOLD ASIA WINE TROPHY 2020
- BRONZE INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2020
- BRONZE INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS 2020
- SILVER CWWSC 2021
- GOLD SAKURA 2021
- GOLD LONDON AWARDS 2020
- SILVER ASIA IMPORT NEWS AWARDS 2020
- GOLD AWC VIENNA 2020
- GOLD FEMINALISE 2020
- GOLD INTERNATIONAL ORGANIC AWARDS 2021
- 1 étoile GUIDE HACHETTE BOURG 2022

► Vintage 2018 :
- GOLD SINGAPOUR 2019
- GOLD SHANGHAI AWARDS 2019
- GOLD GILBERT ET GAILLARD 2019
- SILVER CWWSC 2019
- SILVER FRANKFURT 2020
- GOLD SAKURA 2020
- GOLD AMERICA WINE AWARDS 2020
- 2 étoiles 1001 DEGUSTATIONS 2020
- GOLD INTERNATIONAL ORGANIC AWARDS 2020
- 87 points WINE ENTHUSIAST BOURG 2020
- GOLD LONDON AWARDS 2020
- GOLD ASIA IMPORT NEWS AWARDS 2020

► Vintage 2017 :
- GOLD JAPAN AWARDS 2019
- GOLD BORDEAUX 2019
- BRONZE AMPHORE 2018
- SILVER AWC VIENNA 2018
- SILVER ELLE A TABLE 2018
- SILVER FRANKFURT 2018
- GOLD GILBERT ET GAILLARD 2018
- SILVER IWA 2018
- GOLD SINGAPOUR 2018
- GOLD BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2018

► Vintage 2016 :
- 89 points JAMES SUCKLING 2018

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