2.5 ha of exceptional land in the town of Saint Sulpice de Faleyrens in a place called "Le Bert". Very gravelly sand, very deep gravel, cool subsoil consisting of iron grime. Denis Barraud makes every effort to obtain a very high quality wine from this unique terroir.
The estate does precision work in the vineyard in order to make the most of this exceptional little terroir. Merlot vines are almost 50 years old and are not very productive with a very small yield of 19 to 25 hectoliters per hectare thanks to a low planting density. The vines are grassed and drained, the work is complete, with leaf stripping and green harvest in June and August, manual removal of the inter-hearts. The amendments are organic only. Finally, the harvest is manual with rigorous sorting on the table.
Fermentation, like most exceptional wines, takes place in thermo-regulated wooden vats. cold pre-fermentation maceration (6 ° C) for 8-10 days, load shedding and punching down, long vatting for more than 30 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in new barrels. Aging takes place in 100% new barrels (high-end barrels whose wood comes from the Tronçais forest) for 20 months. All the elements come together to produce a complex wine with high potential.