Denis Barraud Estate

Bordeaux - Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

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Appellation: Saint-Emilion

Varietal: 100% Merlot

Terroir: 2 Ha (5 acres) in the communes of St Pey d'Armens and St Laurent des Combes. Very sandy soils.

Vines: Average age 38 years, planting density 5500 plants/Ha. Vineyards grassed and drained.

Viticulture: Deleafing and green harvesting in June and August, manual removal of spurs, soil improvement using organic materials exclusively.

Average Yield: 45 Hl/Ha

Vinification: Fermentation in thermostatically controlled 99Hl stainless steel vats, cold maceration at 6° for 8 days before fermentation, long (>30 days) vat fermentation, délestage (the juice is removed and poured back over the cap to moisten and break it up) and pigeage (the cap is forced into the juice).
Aging in barrels which were only used once before.

Tasting notes:

Guide Hachette: Editor's Choice (2007) 1-star (2006)
"A remarkable success" (vintage 2007)
Editor's Choice 7 times (2007, 2002, 2001, 1997/6/5/4)
14 mentions with stars since 1995.

RVF Guide - The best French wines:
"abundant fruit, a real bargain : 15,5/20" (2005 vintage)

Bordeaux Competition: Gold Medal in 2008 (2006 vintage)

Paris Competition: Silver Medal in 2008 (2006 vintage)
Won 6 Gold medals and 3 silvers since 1995.

Saint-Emilion Grand Crus cup : finalist
in the Saint-Emilion category in june 2009.

Bottle saint-émilion Haut-Renaissance
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Technical information

Denis Barraud    -    Chateau Les Gravieres    -    33330 St-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens
Tel. +33 (0)55 784 5473    Fax +33 (0)55 784 5207    

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