Berthomieu, Ermitage & Œnosylva
The blog of cooperages and the oak specialist for oenology
Berthomieu, Ermitage & Oenosylva
The blog of cooperages and the oak specialist for oenology

Pierre Lurton’s Cuvée ” Gros Bec ” 2018, vinified by Jean-Marc Domme (Oenologist of Bordeaux)

With its robust silhouette and bluish highlights, this Malbec was planted during World War II on iron-rich red clay soil and limestone rock.

With this grape variety that has stood the test of time, Château Marjosse now wishes to re-tame Malbec to display all its nuances.

The Gros Bec wine offers a powerful nose of flowers, black fruits and some toasted notes. It is a wine which does not go unnoticed: it is adorned in a purplish black color, under which a powerful nose, complex vanilla and ripe black fruit are revealed. The palate is opulent, fleshy, spherical, with a finish of black fruits and licorice.

This is a confidential cuvée with a limited production (1200 bottles) which has been vinified in two 500-liter Berthomieu barrels, each specially equipped with a stainless steel hatch on the door.

Each barrel was made from oak trees coming from the Nevers forest (50%) and the Allier forest (50%) in order to bring a compromise between freshness, length and tension on the one hand (thanks to the Nevers forest), and structure and power on the other hand (Allier forest). The whole associated with a medium toast, in order to bring volume and length as well as a discrete contribution which will come supplement the aromatic pallet of this wine.

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