We call this Cuvée "Rhéa" because in Greek mythology it is the personification of natural forces, goddess of the earth and animals. She is also the daughter of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth). Elements essential to the creation of this wine.
60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
The parcel harvest allows us to reserve the most fruity grapes for the elaboration of this wine.
Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats, with extraction of the color by reassembly then malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats as well. The wine is kept in vats to preserve the freshness of the fruits. It is bottled in the year following the harvest.
This wine is both fruity and structured. The tannins well present provide a beautiful structure and the roundness of Merlot leaves a nice length in the mouth. An ideal wine for summer meals, boards and BBQ. But is very suitable for dishes in sauce or Italian.
To drink or to keep between 8 - 10 years
From grapes to wine
The harvest for this vintage is done mechanically. It is taken to the winery in grape bins and will then be poured into a grater-ram that will remove the stalk (the plant part that holds the berries together to form the grape) and will crush the berries and release the juice before to send them to a tank.
Once in the tank, the weight of the berries on each other will accelerate the extraction of the juice that will start to tint. The juice takes a red colour in contact with the berries, but more particularly in contact with the skin, because it is rich in anthocyanins, natural red pigments. The longer it is left in contact, the more the juice will colour. at the same time, the juice will charge in polyphenol, a natural antioxidant very good for conservation.
Then comes the alcoholic fermentation, when the juice is transformed into wine and finally the so-called malolactic fermentation, when the malic acids are transformed into lactic acida. Once all these steps are completed, the wine will rest for a few months before being bottled.