Chateau Pitray Merlot
Tasting notes :
Jancis Robinson :
75% Merlot, 23% Cabernet
Franc, 2% Malbec, all aged in
concrete. Dark purplish crimson.
Not much nose. But a very solid
palate. Thick, marked tannins
and no shortage of acidity but a
slight shortage of fruit in the
middle. Very edgy. I wonder
what this would have been like
with oak ageing to round it out?
Production for 300 years
Vine pruning, timber pulling, bending, clamping and lifting, sorting of grapes … All this careful process is carried out by hand in full respect of the vines so that they offer us between the end of September and the beginning of October, during the long awaited harvest, beautiful fruit suitable for vinification.
No herbicide is used to preserve environment.
After filling the vats equipped with temperature control, during the cold maceration , the juice develops complex aromas. Then, the vats are gently warmed to awaken the indigenous yeasts and launch the alcoholic fermentation.