Weather for the 2020 vintage was capricious, with a very mild winter encouraging an early bud break. The spring was very wet and rainy, causing coulure in some grape varieties and a significant threat of downy mildew. During the summer, a heat wave checked the grapes’ ripening, particularly on the left bank with its gravelly, permeable soil. The right bank fared better with its more clayey soil that retains moisture. The harvests in 2020 were historically early.
Les Légendes R Bordeaux rouge comes from Entre-deux-Mers région.
Entre-deux-Mers vineyard rests on the hillsides located between the two rivers South East of Bordeaux : the Dordogne and the Garonne. This vast territory offers an interresting diversity of terroirs and soils, ranging from chalky-clay plots well suited for Merlot, to well-exposed gravelous slopes perfect for Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine is made according to traditional method in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation (28°C) was followed by 15 days of maceration, in order to obtain a good concentration of tannins favorable for the ageing under oak (30% of the final blend).
This wine is subtly oaked, in order to keep a good balance between the fruit and the wood.
Beautiful colour, with dark glints.
The nose is fruity, with aromas of dark berries (blackberries, blackcurrants) and Morello cherries. The palate is dense, harmonious and balanced with a very aromatic finish (notes of liquorice and candied liquorice).