Domaine L'Astré 'Pelroge L'Astre'

Domaine L'Astré 'Pelroge L'Astre'

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Producer: Domaine L'AstréVigneron: Aude Duval & Sylvain OhayoVarietal: 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet SauvignonRegion:  Port-Sainte-Foy-et-Ponchapt, Dordogne in SW France - between the Loire Valley and Pyrenees...

Producer: Domaine L'Astré

Vigneron: Aude Duval & Sylvain Ohayo

Varietal: 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region:  Port-Sainte-Foy-et-Ponchapt, Dordogne in SW France - between the Loire Valley and Pyrenees mountains 80 kilometers east of the town of Bourdeaux

Soil Type: clay-limestone soil

Age of Vines: average 35 years

Vinification/ Maturation/ Vineyard/ Winemaking Info:

located on a hillside 80 meters above the Dordogne valley with the forest protecting the vineyard vines are planted very dense at about 5000 vines per hectar biodynamic in the vineyard & in the cellar native yeast direct press.

short maceration fermentation in steel tanks

15% of the merlot is whole bunch fermented

aged in old barrels (7-8 years) for 6 months

No added sulfites

Tasting Notes:

bright ruby color with a clarity I find in naturally made wines

red plums, bing cherries & hints of night blossoms

spices compliment the mint notes & tannins of the Cabernet Sauvignon

tannins and acidity play nicely leaving you wanting more of this delicious juicy wine.