Château de Cursol is located in Loupes, on a magnificent clayey-gravelly plateau typical of the Entre-Deux-Mers. The historic vineyard was taken over by the Gonfrier family in 2015, which began an important work of restructuring the vineyard, notably bu increasing the planting density to 5000 vines per hectare.
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A.O.C.: Bordeaux Supérieur
Vineyard surface area: 15 hectares
Terroir: Clayey-gravelly plateau
Grape varieties: 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc
Average vine age: 20 years
Viticulture: Traditional Bordeaux-style vine training, with two canes and a flat arch. Controlled grassing down of the vine rows or mechanical working of the soil, to improve the soils’ vitality and biodiversity. Manual “green harvesting”, for a homogeneous distribution and proper aeration of the grape bunches.
Sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard, which enjoys Haute Valeur Environnementale (“High Environmental Value”) and Terra Vitis (from the vintage 2018) certifications.
Vinification: Destemming, crushing and vatting. Cold pre-fermentation maceration to delicately extract colour and fruitiness. Fermentation in stainless-steel, temperature-controlled tanks. The maceration is extended to obtain a powerful dense wine.
Ageing: 12 months in french oak barrels.
Tasting notes:Ruby red in colour, Château de Cursol is round and suave in the mouth, with soften tannins.A charming wine to enjoy with roasts and poultry.
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