le petit grenet 2016

bordeaux, france

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VARIETALS: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc

VINEYARDS: Clay and limestone, with some chalk

FARMING: In conversion to organic; dry farmed; rows grassed over; biodiversity encouraged with green manure and hedges around parcels; pruning and spring maintenance done by hand

WINEMAKING: Vegan winemaking; spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts; fermentation 10-15 days

AGING: In concrete tanks on the lees; very light filtration

TASTING NOTES: A ripe nose of blackberries and vanilla is followed by round, full flavors and fine tannins with a long finish.