2016 VDF - Les Tetes Noires

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2016 VDF - Les Tetes Noires

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20 year old Malbec vines. No fining, filtration or added sulfites. Aged in old barrique.

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Cuvée: Les Tetes Noires

Style: Still

Colour: Red

Grapes/Blend: Cot

ABV: 11%

Vintage: 2016

Winemaking: Manual harvest of 20 year old vines. Fermentation with natural yeasts. Maceration at room temperature of 2-3 weeks in concrete vats of 53hl (entire harvest), draining juice every four to five days. No pigeage/remontage. Slow horizontal press. No fining or filtration. Aged in old barrique.

Climate: North/South exposed at 55 metres above sea level. Temperate oceanic, climate gradient. Temperatures are neither very hot nor very cold. Mild, rainy winters and cool, relatively wet summers.

Sulfur: None added

Soil: Clay and flint. Light and stony soil. Fat and dense soils mechanically worked with discs and blade hoes.

Yield: 35 hl/ha