This cuvee produced by Claudine Rozier and her daughters was born from the desire to produce a different, upscale wine that would highlight the richness of our old vines and our know-how. This vintage symbolizes family continuity, fruit of the alliance of maturity and youth.
From our oldest vines of merlot, vintage machine.Vinification Bordeaux classic. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats, with extraction of the color by reassembly then malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats as well. Barrels after the end of fermentations. Aged 18 months with 1/3 new barrels.
The velvet merlot accompanied by the finesse of an elegant woody background a great wine guard. It is appreciated young after aeration in a carafe. We like the flexibility of the attack and the depth of the mouth. The length reminds you of exceptional wines.
The birth of Elles
When you have exceptions, you have to know how to highlight them. That's what we did with our Elles. In 2010, the harvest was excellent. Our old merlot vines have given magnificent juices, raw material for the birth of a great wine. The Merlot grape is a variety that the 3 of us really appreciate. We therefore reserve our juices for the preparation of a new wine.
The name appeared as an obvious choice. Elles - means they for women in french. It highlights our energy and our common passion for our property. We also wanted to highlight the transmission mother-daughters, the alliance of youth and maturity in the know-how and in the agreement of fruit and wood.
The cuvée Elles will be produced only during our best years of harvest.