Malbec co-fermented with Cabernet Franc
2016 was a cold and wet vintage, the resulting wines
are taut and austere showing wildflowers, damp
earth, spices and chalk dust.
La Craie represents the limestone character of this
site. It´s always tighter than Iubileus and needs time
to open up in the glass.
The wine has a serious personality, initially cool but
soon revealing wildflowers, chalk dust and spice.
It has a tension and a linear acidity, which is more
pronounced than Iubileus. We always distinguish
the wine by its depth and intensity.
The vineyard parcels are located 1450 metres
above sea level in Gualtallary, on sites with high
levels of limestone in the soils. Yields are naturally
Malbec and Cabernet Franc were hand-harvested
during the last week of March. They were both
destemmed and co-fermented in open-top old
French barrels with indigenous yeasts. The
maceration lasts 35 days with gentle daily punchdowns.
Aged 16 month in the same oak barrels.
Bottled without fining nor filtering
Total production vintage 2016:
450 bottles of 750 cc
99 Parker points!!!