Domaine de la Tour
La Tour de Gatigne Cabernet Sauvignon 2016Red
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Ruby-red color, deep purple highlights. A complex nose with aromas of black fruits and pepper aromas. Well balanced wine, with savor of candied fruits, oak, a good length, and soft tannins.
20 years old
Spur pruning "Cordon" done by hand for better aeration and sun exposition, vines trellised vertically on 4 wires, topping 3 to 4 times to prevent plant depletion, mechanical plowing and weeding (no synthetic product), organic manure, biodiversity by replanting trees and plants to complement and reenforce natural defenses (uses of four leaves clover), organic farming techniques. Mechanical harvest.
grapes destemmed and crushed then let in a concrete tank for the fermentation with the skin to get color and aromas. Then we take off the solid part (settling) and press it to extract more colors, aromas and tannins. A part of this second juice will be added to the concrete tank containing the first juice. It is aged then in oak barrel for 3 month. All steps uses nitrogen in order to keep freshness and lower the amount of sulfites.
2016 has been a year marked by a lack of water, especially during winter. Spring was humid which favored diseases, so weôve had to be very careful during this period. Summer was really dry. Hopefully, our vineyards is planted on coteaux, it benefits of the altitude with a terroir less dry and cooler.
IGP Cevennes, Languedoc, France