Varietals: 75% Cabernet, 25% Merlot
Tasting notes: This wine has had some time to rest and is now alive and breathing fire: Savory aromas of blackcurrant, plum, wet violets, wet tobacco leaf, graphite, cedar, and forest floor erupt from the glass. Moulin de Tricot has produced yet another truly classic and traditionally styled Margaux. This wine is all about elegance, class, finesse and structure; there are no jagged edges or dropped stitches of any kind. It’s a perfectly detailed and sublime wine. The tight-knit layers of tannin, the long and sonorous finish, and the impossible silkiness and luxury on the palate—this is a profound, sophisticated and powerful wine that expresses every once of the legendary Margaux terroir. Please decant for at least one hour before serving at 60 to 65 degrees in large Bordeaux stems.
Production notes: Bruno and Pascale’s forebearers have been planting and replanting this same vineyard since the mid-1800s, but the average age of vines is currently 35 years old. All fruit is organically grown, harvested and sorted by hand. Fruit is destemmed before fermentation in stainless steel tanks with no addition of synthetic yeasts. After the juice is pressed off the skins, it is returned to the same tanks to undergo natural malolactic fermentation. Finally, the wine is racked into a collection of small, neutral oak barrels where it ages without filtration until bottling. In general, the process takes 3-4 years between harvest and the release of a mere 300 cases to North America.
Special points: Organic