harvest is entirely sorted out and destalked, then poured
out by gravity into a maceration vat for a period of 15
to 28 days. To get a better colour, substance and tannin
extraction, the vats are thermo-regulated at 27°C.
After the alcoholic fermentation, the wine undergoes its
malo-lactic fermentation in concrete vats. The Hautes
Vignes wine stays
in concrete vats while the Cuvée
St Michel is
transferred, then produced in oak barrels
0 to 5 years) for 13 months.
The Cuvée St Michel wine
is a blend of vat must on the Domain old grape varieties.
It is produced in Burgundian barrels
(225 l) for 12 to 14 months. The bottling is carried
out after a unique plate filtration. The skilful balance
of the Cuvée
St Michel tannins enables a serene aging and guarantees
a cellar potential up to 10 years.
The main grape varieties are Cabernet
Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache
Since 2005, the Domain has also been
producing a country wine with a 100% Merlot blend.
This wine is smooth, generous and easy on the palate. It
is characterized by red fruit aromas as well as melted
but well-present tannins.