Malbec La Viminiére

Malbec « La Viminiére » is one of the two varietals from the Château Fleur Haut Gaussens estate. From a precocious terroir, this 100 % Malbec is the result of a new approach in plot selection and modern vinification. Aging potential: +/- : 10 years.

2016, unexpected vintage. With very abundant rainfall from January to mid-June followed by 3 summer months without water enable a great blooming of the vines. In the beginning of September, the thunderstorm stopped the hydric stress on the vines and enabled the maturation of the grapes. We were patient, the maturation of the tannins took time and the first harvest started in October. The freshness of the night preserved the aromas and acidity of the berry.

The nose is pure and elegant with blackberry and blueberry aromas and just the right amount of smokiness. The attack is precise, and the wine progressively gets bigger, reaching a very sophisticated balance between the quality of the tannins, body, flavors and freshness. The
palate is full, generous and suave. It displays an array of ripe blackberries, blond tobacco, peppery spices and plush, sweet tannins. A tannic backbone leads to a complex, long and elegant wine.

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