01/05/2016

SCEA Vignobles Marcel Petit

chateau Franc Lartigue

Dark and intense red with red fruits on the nose. Soft and delicate with
nice toasty aromas. Rich, fat, pronounced tannin. A very promising and
consistent vintage.
PRESENTATION
This domaine covers eight hectares of vines in the Saint-Emilion commune. An elegant
and well-structured wine that can be kept for 10 to 15 years depending on the vintage.
THE VINTAGE
A good year, low yields, preferably drink before 2022.
TERROIR
Sand and gravel.
IN THE VINEYARD
Ploughing carried out on every other vine row using cover crops, no chemical weeding.
Sustainable wine growing methods.
WINEMAKING
Following the harvest, the grapes are sorted by hand before going into vat. Traditional
methods of vinification. Ageing takes place in 1/3 new oak barrels, 1/3 one-year oak
barrels and 1/3 two-year oak barrels.
GRAPES
Merlot : 70%, Cabernet franc : 15%, Cabernet-sauvignon : 15%
SERVICE
For optimum storage conditions, wines must be kept in a cool cellar at constant
temperatures of 12°C to 17°C. Serve slightly cool at 17°C to 18°C, ideally open the
bottle one hour before serving.
FOOD PAIRINGS
Sauce-based meat dishes, game, grilled meats, all cheeses, white meats.


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