– Technical sheet –

Surface of the vineyard: 8 hectares
Planting density: 6 600 vines/hectare
Average grapevine age: 30 years
Composition: 90% Merlot – 10% Cabernet Franc
Soil type: Sand & Clay
Yield: 30,5 hl/ha
Cultivation practices:

  • Lutte raisonnée,
  • Manual vineyard work
  • Mechanical weed control

Training methods: Bilateral Cordon and bilateral Guyot
Harvesting: 100% manual
Harvest dates: 11 – 17 October 2016

Vat types: Temperature controlled stainless steel vats 30hl – 127hl, gravity vatting
Vatting period: 30 – 35 days
Vinification methods: Soft, slow maceration and fermentation Pumping over Malolactic fermentation in barrels
Ageing: 100% new Radoux Blend barrels
Ageing period: 21 months
Production: 30 000 bottles
Bottling date: 13 – 14 September 2018
Alcohol % abv.: 14

Winemaker and Vineyard Manager Louis Mitjavile

PDF Vintage 2016

Nikolaï Fechin

Alexey Gristai
Bus stop 

Victor Ivanov
Women harvesting

Gely Korzhev
The reunion

Gely Korzhev
The laundress

Gely Korzhev
The deserter

Nikolai Fechin
Tea in Santa Monica

Alexander Gerasimov
Still life with Roses

Nikolai Fechin
The Portrait of WG Watts The Wood Engraver

Gavriil Gorelov

Elena Yanson-Manizer
Galina Ulanova as Odette

Nikolai Fechin


Igor Grabar
Grabar’s wife, Her Sister and Cornflowers