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23.10 € HT   75cl


Marquis de Calon 2018


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  • « As every year, Marquis de Calon displays an incredible charm and regularity, approchable in its youth thanks to its Merlot vines. It is made for those who want to discover very quickly what 2018 has to offer in Saint-Estèphe. »

  • Appellation : Saint-Estèphe. Third classified Growth in 1855.

    Vineyard area : 55 ha (136 acres). Area in production : 45 ha (50 ha planted)

    Soil : A thick layer of gravel laid down during the Quaternary Period. Predominantly clay sub-soil from the Tertiary Period. At the summit of the gravel deposits, there is also a fine layer of clay of lacustrine origin.

    Grape varieties : 53% Cabernet sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 7% Cabernet franc, 2% petit Verdot.

    Average age of the vines : 22 years

    Training method : Double Guyot

    Planting density : 8.000 vines/ha

    Yield : 45 hl/ha

    Harvest : Hand picking. A first selection of grapes on the vine. Mechanical sorting of the grapes by vibration, followed by hand sorting.

    Vinification : Temperature-controlled conical stainless-steel tanks. Maceration for 18 to 21 days. Pumping over twice a day. Fermentation at 26°C. Malolactic fermentation (indigenous lactic bacteria) in stainless steel at 20°C.

    Ageing : 18 to 20 months, 100% new barrels. Fining with egg white.

    Average annual production : Around 80,000 bottles.

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