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      AOC Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France)

      Soil

      Gravels and sand

      Blending

      74% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon

      Vinification

      Fermented in temperature-controlled vat.

      Aging

      In French oak barrels, 49% in vat

      Aging potential

      Ready to consume. It can still be aged to 3-5 years

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      AOC Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France)

      Soil

      Clay-limestone, sandy limonous soil

      Blending

      100% Merlot

      Vinification

      The must went through an alcoholic fermentation in a low temperature so that to obtain the maximum aromas. Ageing on fine lees in order to reinforce the smoothness of the wine.

      Aging

      In modern thermo-regulated vats

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      AOC Sauternes (Bordeaux, France)

      Soil

      Clay-Limestone; Gravels and sand

      Blending

      100% Sémilion

      Vinification

      Manual harvest with successive sorting. Fermentation during 21 days.

      Aging

      Maturing in barrels during 18 months for 50% of the harvest

      Aging potential

      It is ready to drink. It can be aged for 10 to 15 years or more

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      AOC Saint-Emilion (Bordeaux, France)

      Soil

      Sandy gravel

      Blending

      80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

      Vinification

      Once the grapes have reached maturation, they are harvested, selected and crushed. Then vinification in concrete vats with good thermal insulator.

      Aging

      In new oak barrels for about 12 months.

      Aging potential

      It is ready to drink. It can be aged for 10 to 15 years or more.

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      AOC Médoc (Bordeaux, France)

      Soil

      Clay-limestone and graves

      Blending

      25 % Merlot, 75 % Cabernet Franc

      Vinification

      In epoxy resin-coated cement vats, long vatting period.

      Aging

      100% in French oak barrels for 8 months. Racking every 3 months

      Aging potential

      It is ready to drink. It can be aged very long.

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      AOC Médoc (Bordeaux, France)

      Soil

      Clay-limestone and graves

      Blending

      50 % Merlot, 50 % Cabernet Franc

      Vinification

      100% hand picking and long maceration

      Aging

      100% in French oak barrels (25% new) for 16 to 20 months.

      Aging potential

      It is ready to drink. It can be aged very long.

      Awards

      Bernard Burtschy France 14/20
      Jean-Marc Quarin France 15/20
      Neal Martin UK 87/100
      The Wine Patriot France 89/100
      Robert Parker USA 88/100
      DVE France 91/100

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      AOC Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France)

      Soil

      Gravels, clay and limestone.

      Blending

      65% Sauvignon, 20% Sémillon, 15% Muscadelle

      Vinification

      Le Cygne is produced with the greatest care :
      -Handpicking with repeated passages through the rows, selecting only perfectly ripe grapes at each passage.
      -Pressing of the whole bunches
      -Fermenting and ageing in barrels of which 40% are new.

      Aging

      The wine is matured on fine lees with regular batonnage stirring to reveal the complexity of the ripe grapes. Bottled just before the summer, the wine conserves over the years the freshness of the Muscadelle aromas which soften the exuberance of the Sauvignon.

      Aging potential

      It is ready to drink. It can be still kept for 3-4 years.

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      (Côtes du Rhône, France)

      Soil

      Limestone and ancient alluvium

      Blending

      60% Grenache, 40% Syrah

      Vinification

      Parcellar selection; optimum maturity; the grapes are scratches and pressed; long maceration in stainless steel vats with controlled temperature (around 1 month); Controlled extraction to get the best color and the structure of the wine.

      Aging

      In stainless steel vats

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      AOC Graves (Bordeaux, France)

      Soil

      Deep Garonne gravel

      Blending

      70% merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon

      Vinification

      Vinification in stainless steel vats or cement vats; temperature 28°C-30°C, maceration for 18 days.

      Aging

      In French barrels (3 months) and stainless steel vats (9 months) and fining with egg white.

      Aging potential

      The wine is ready to drink. It can be kept up to 2018.

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      AOC Médoc (Bordeaux, France)

      Soil

      Pyrenean gravel

      Blending

      55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon

      Vinification

      Traditional fermentation. Precise selection in the vineyard; 3 weeks in vats from harvest to end of process; Vertical press

      Aging

      12 months in barrels,
      - 100% french oak, 25% new wood

      Aging potential

      The wine is ready to drink. It can be aged for 15 to 20 years or more.

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