La Joly AOC Bordeaux Supérieur 2009
Winemaker : Lionel Raymond, Saint Laurent du Bois, France
Production Area: A mild climate (due to the Atlantic Ocean). Lots of sunshine, and regular rain, the hillside situation and the clay-limestone soil, gravels offer the best conditions of the growth of the vines and the grapes. La Joly, name of the plot of Cabernet Sauvignon in the heart of the Vignobles Raymond, was planted in 1962. Like the whole property, this one is cultivated as organic.
Yield per Vine & Hectare: 45 hl/ha
Training System: The vineyard is held up by Guyot double (Bordeaux style) to obtain the best maturity and also to avoid phytosanitary disease. The vine is held up by wires.
Vinification: The wine is poured in new 400 liters barrels, for the fermentation during which we regularly punch the cap to extract a great quantity and quality of anthocyanes then the malolactique fermentation takes place. Further to this one, we will, during a period which is determined by the tasting, stir the barrels. Lees in suspension will allows the refined aromaticatic complexity and the tannic structure of La Joly.
Ageing: About 24 months of ageing.
Tasting Notes: La Joly proposes a harmonious and well-balanced wine. While respecting the fruits, It offers spicy notes with round and silky tannins. Elegant, well-balanced with a great long finale.
Color: Deep garnet red color with purple hues.
Aroma: An expressive bouquet such as the cherry, blackcurrant, blackberry and great spices.
Conservation Time: 7 to 15 years.
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