This cuvée fluctuates every year based on what we want to try out. Sometimes we want to try something different in the vines, sometimes in the cellar or maybe we just want to craft a wine that changes completely from what we usually do. The outcome will always be a unique wine and Banc d’Essai is its name.
For the 2018 vintage we produced a cuvée from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and we experimented with macerating de-stemmed grapes directly in 228L oak barrels. The result is a rich, sunny and full bodied wine.
Grape variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Plot : Le Fief de la Gîte 0,50ha
Terroirs : Quartz and alterated schists from the Silurian era
Maturation : 12 months in stainless steel vats and integral vinification barrels
Ageing Potential : 10 years