Château Ducla Expérience Red
The MAU family
Production area - Types of soils
Saint-Exupéry - Silt and clay limestone soils
Appellation d'origine contrôlée
Average age and surface area of the vines used for this cuvee
20 years - 2,4 hectares
60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Cabernet Franc
Guyot double and guyot simple pruning. Shoot removal, leaf stripping, bud removal, green harvesting. Sustainable fertilizer use.
Sorted on a table after de-stemming to select the best grapes.
Vinification - Maturing
Traditional Bordeaux method with plot by plot vinification. The grapes are macerated for 5 to 10 days. Alcoholic fermentation in cement or stainless steel vats with temperature control. Matured in French oak barrels for 14 months. Blending.
Brilliant, constistent purple robe. Mature, elegant, fruity and enticing, a heady blend of vanilla pod, wild rose and grilled bread aromas. A hearty opening with prominent cocoa flavours, blossoming to reveal great balance and warmth, with peppery accents. The finish is well-structured, with a derving suggestions
Ideal with beef in a cèpe mushroom sauce, with roast lamb or quail with grapes.