Soil : Gravel on clay-limestone.
Surface : 8 hectares.
Grape variety : 100% merlot noir.
Average age of the vines : 21 years.
Density : 4500 vines per hectare.
Pruning : double Guyot.
Management : Mechanical weeding, natural grassing, and green manure (cereals
and legumes) every other row, leaf removal.
Plot by plot harvest.
Sorting, destemming, crushing, clarification of juices right after the harvest.
Controlled fermentation temperature.
Daily remontage and ventilation.
Remontages et aération quotidiens.
Maceration : 18 days.
Tasted twice daily.
Malolactic fermentation in tanks.
In temperature-controlled stainless steal tanks with early bottling to preserve the
wine’s crisp and fruity flavour.
« L’UsuFruit » can be paired with all sorts of dishes and meats, either grilled or in a sauce. Its fruity aroma makes it a delightful wine, both easy to drink and elegant.
Drink young to appreciate its fresh flavour.
Ideal serving temperature: 16 to 18°C.