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Grand Vin de Reignac
Grand Vin de Reignac

Grand Vin de Reignac

Château de REIGNAC is ideally situated at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers (the “Entre Deux Mers”), Reignac offers a unique peculiarity, that of reuniting the best types of terroir of both the Right and the Left Banks in a single estate, which explains the qualitative consistency of its wines.

Owners: Yves and Stéphanie VATELOT

Œnologue: Michel ROLLAND

Soils: Clay-gravel rises Grapes

Varieties: 75% Merlot 25% Cabernet Sauvignon

Density: 6 000 vines per hectare

Average age: 42 years

old Yield: 36 Hl/Ha Vineyard

area: 50 hectares Harvest date: From September 24th to October 25th

Viticulture: Bud thinning, double leaf thinning, bunch thinning, hand picking into small baskets, and double sorting both before and after de-stemming.
Fermentation: 30% of the grapes are vinified in new oak barrels after cold maceration in a stainless-steel vat (patent pending Yves Vatelot). 70% vinified in both oak and stainless-steel vats after cold maceration. Pigeage (cap punching) rack and return, and the wine is run off while still warm for malolactic fermentation on the lees in barrels.

Aging: Aged in new oak barrels. The lees are regularly stirred by rotation of the barrel.

Various coopers : Bordelaise, Garonnaise, Mercier, Seguin Moreau, Boutes, Treuil et Vernou.