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Orfeo

The finest expression of fullness from very ripen black berries aromas...

After an 18 months maturation in three wines and more burgundy barrels, this cuvee is a blend of several red grapes from the domain: merlot 60%, cabernet sauvignon 35% and négrette 5%.

With a subtle and silky attack on the mouth, this cuvee is the finest expression of fullness from very ripen black berries aromas. soft species finish with liquorice and black pepper aromas offers originality and complexity to this wine. This wine should age quite long as its nalytic characteristics already suggest. A very nice bottle to be decanted and drunk at room temperature. Light sediments at the bottom of the carafe or of the bottle are completely natural as it is a token that this wine was not filtered in order to keep its full richness.

This cuvee is a tribute to monteverdi musical and poetic work, inspired by greek mythology of Orpheus. Accross ages, this religious myth turned into a Love tale before influencing this extraordinary musical chef d oeuvre

Technical characteristics

Category : IGP Val de Loire - Vendée.
Type : Still Red wine
Grape : 60 % merlot, 30 % cabernet sauvignon and 10% négrette
Packaging : 75 cl (150 cl on demand)
available vintages : 2006/2007/ 2008/ 2009
alcohol content : 13,50 %VOL
yearly production : 10 000 to 15000
soil type and exposure : calcareous marls (jurassique / Callovo-oxfordien), merlot and cabernet sauvignon exposure : due south, negrette on plateau
average yield : 30 hl/ha
vineyard management : Organic management, mechanical weeding, organic phytosanitary control
Wine making : long fermentation of skins for 10 to days, alcoholic fermentation without any yeast addition. Maturation in oak barrels (at least 3 wines barrels) for at 12 to 18 months. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. No filtration when bottled
Chemical analysis : alcohol content : 13.59 % vol, total acidity : 3.50 gr H2SO4 gr/L, volatile acidity : 0.56gr H2SO4 gr/L, free sulfurous Anhydride: < 18 mg/L, Total sulfurous Anhydride : 93 100 mg/L, residual sugars 1.2 gr/L.

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