Rose-Noëlle BORDE & Xavier JEAN.
Thomas DUCLOS (Oenoteam).
Grand Cru Classé - Saint-Émilion.
In the JEAN and JOINAUD families since 1902.
About 10.7 hectares.
Plots of age varying from 10 to 55 years.
About 38Hl per hectare.
About 3,000 cases.
85% Merlot / 10% Cabernet Franc / 5% Petit Verdot
Last year of official conversion to organic farming; yield management through green harvesting when appropriate; hand harvests and parcel-specific selection according to phenolic maturity and vintage conditions. Harvesting took place between September 19 and September 30 for the merlot, October 03 for the cabernets francs, and October 09 for the petit verdot.
Parcel-specific vinification; pre-fermentation maceration of 2-5 days at 8°C-12°C; temperature-controlled macerations of 25 to 32 days; moderate extraction following regular tasting; vinification without added SO2.
12 to 15 months ageing, with 45% new barrels, 55% barrels of 1 wine.