The truth behind all our wines is perhaps applies particularly to this one: its quality is due mainly to grapes that are harvested at optimal maturity.
Great care taken with the vines, very limited yields, excellent hygiene: we insist on a very high level of quality standards. This makes it possible to have a Vaud Sauvignon unlike most: a wine that is nerveux (well balanced, good acidity, aging potential) with aromas typical for this grape, from black currant to exotic fruits depending on the nuances offered by the terroir and the vintage.
The Sauvignon Réserve is made in tanks and barrels, with pumping over of the lees designed to reinforce the structure, freshness in its expression and the delicacy of the aromatic profile. Best a year after the harvest – or wait for two to three years for a more mature expression!
Harvest on 10th September
The budding date predicted a normal year, with harvest in October, as usual in our region. But the time until the flowering has rarely been so short: only 49 days against 62.5 days on average thanks to hot and sunny weather!
So we started picking on September 10, with grapes of absolutely irreproachable quality and temperatures still frying 30 degrees. It was one of the nicest and longest summers ever recorded.
The fermentations went well. The last sugars turned into alcohol. Crucial stage, revealing the subtleties of the grape. Out of respect for work in the vineyard, we vinify in the same state of mind. In particular, by the use of native yeasts or the absence of sulfur, which makes us live adventures sometimes surprising … The tasting is daily. We monitor the wines with curiosity and interest, which allows us to gently guide each tank through temperature controls or transvases.
We are looking forward to seeing you again at our cellar to taste this 2018 vintage, which offers wines with body and very nice concentrations of aromas.