“The Lamartine icon”
90% Malbec, 10% Tannat
Vine-plants aged 40-55 years old on a clay-limestone and clay-silica soil
Low yield, 40 Hl/ha
Traditional method in stainless steel tanks during 30 days with temperature control and traditional punch of the cap process.
Ageing in cement tanks until the following spring. During 12-14 month, 1/3 of the volume stays in oak foudre and the other 2/3 of the volume stays in 1-3 years oak barrels. Bottled in June and put in sale in September.
Very beautiful deep purple colour, typical of the appellation. Intense and complex nose: grilled, spiced, red fruits, mentholed. This wine well textured, has a slight taste of liquorice and is rich with promise.
From 4 to 12 years.
To serve between 17° and 19°C.
Duck, goose, game, cheese.