Château du Seuil 'Héritage du Seuil' Graves 2004 (Gift Boxed)

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2 x Héritage du Seuil


1 x Wooden gift box
Description

'Our objective with Héritage du Seuil is not only to fully recognize the potential for certain parcels of fruit but also to produce a different more concentrated and complex style of wine. It is not our intention to produce this wine every year but rather when it is warranted by the strength of the pending vintage.' - Chateau du Seuil

Vineyard -The vines from which the grapes are selected are planted on a plateau of river gravel and sand deposits which has a sub soil of limestone, clay and iron pan. This plateau called 'Le Seuil' is over looking the Garonne River and enjoys all day sun. It is considered some of the best terroir in the Graves appellation. Yields are kept low at around 35-40 hectolitres/hectare by pruning and the canopy is managed to ensure good levels of ventilation around the grape zone and moderate sun exposure with deleafing.

Winemaking - Grapes are selected for Héritage in advance of the harvest. Additionally, post harvest, we employ a system of triage allowing for further grape selection. Primary fermentation is undertaken in specially modified rotating 400 litre new oak barrels after a period of 5-6 days of cold maceration and skin contact, the must wine is then allowed to macerate on the skins post fermentation to aid further extraction, tasting occurs each day at this stage of the process to ensure the tannins extracted are those which are desirable and not too angular.

The wine remains in these modified barrels to undergo Malolactic fermentation; the finished wine is then aged in a further set of new French oak barrels for 18-20 months. The wine is crafted with 100% new French oak reflecting the depth, concentration and power of the fruit. The use of two fresh oak barrels adds considerable complexity to the oak flavours and tannins that are nevertheless well integrated into wine due in part to the early exposure to oak. The deep purple colour also reflects the concentrated nature of the wine. The wine is unfiltered when bottled and is probably best put down for a further 3-4 years.

Château du Seuil

Château du Seuil was acquired by an entrepreneurial Welsh couple, Bob and Sue Watts in 1988. They renovated the Château, built a modern winery re-established many of the old vineyards. From this point on the wines became known for their very high quality and finesse. Today, Chateau du Seuil is co-owned and managed by Sean and Nicola Allison, following the traditions established by Nicola's parents Bob and Sue.

Contains:

2 x Héritage du Seuil

1 x Wooden gift box

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Name Château du Seuil 'Héritage du Seuil' Graves 2004 (Gift Boxed)
Description

'Our objective with Héritage du Seuil is not only to fully recognize the potential for certain parcels of fruit but also to produce a different more concentrated and complex style of wine. It is not our intention to produce this wine every year but rather when it is warranted by the strength of the pending vintage.' - Chateau du Seuil

Vineyard -The vines from which the grapes are selected are planted on a plateau of river gravel and sand deposits which has a sub soil of limestone, clay and iron pan. This plateau called 'Le Seuil' is over looking the Garonne River and enjoys all day sun. It is considered some of the best terroir in the Graves appellation. Yields are kept low at around 35-40 hectolitres/hectare by pruning and the canopy is managed to ensure good levels of ventilation around the grape zone and moderate sun exposure with deleafing.

Winemaking - Grapes are selected for Héritage in advance of the harvest. Additionally, post harvest, we employ a system of triage allowing for further grape selection. Primary fermentation is undertaken in specially modified rotating 400 litre new oak barrels after a period of 5-6 days of cold maceration and skin contact, the must wine is then allowed to macerate on the skins post fermentation to aid further extraction, tasting occurs each day at this stage of the process to ensure the tannins extracted are those which are desirable and not too angular.

The wine remains in these modified barrels to undergo Malolactic fermentation; the finished wine is then aged in a further set of new French oak barrels for 18-20 months. The wine is crafted with 100% new French oak reflecting the depth, concentration and power of the fruit. The use of two fresh oak barrels adds considerable complexity to the oak flavours and tannins that are nevertheless well integrated into wine due in part to the early exposure to oak. The deep purple colour also reflects the concentrated nature of the wine. The wine is unfiltered when bottled and is probably best put down for a further 3-4 years.

Château du Seuil

Château du Seuil was acquired by an entrepreneurial Welsh couple, Bob and Sue Watts in 1988. They renovated the Château, built a modern winery re-established many of the old vineyards. From this point on the wines became known for their very high quality and finesse. Today, Chateau du Seuil is co-owned and managed by Sean and Nicola Allison, following the traditions established by Nicola's parents Bob and Sue.

Contains:

2 x Héritage du Seuil

1 x Wooden gift box

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Price £49.99