2018 Domaine de Pellehaut Cotes de Gascogne - Harmonie Rouge

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Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat, Syrah and Pinot Noir blend. 

VINEYARD The vineyard is situated on three gently rolling hills. The Chardonnay variety is planted on mainly claylimestone soils but the property also has a proportion of sand and clay, that produces very fine, aromatic whites. Vine average age is 27 years. 

VINIFICATION AND AGING The grapes are very carefully de-stemmed and lightly crushed, before being transferred to stainless steel vats for the alcoholic fermentation, during which pumping over is done every day. The wines are left in tank to macerate for around ten days, after fermentation is finished. They are then run off and the cap is gently pressed in a pneumatic press. Malolactic fermentation occurs before the wines are blended. The final wine is aged (partially in oak barrels) and racked regularly.

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