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Château Ducla Expérience Red
2010

Owners

The MAU family

Production area - Types of soils

Saint-Exupéry - Silt and clay limestone soils 

Appellation d'origine contrôlée

Bordeaux Supérieur 

Average age and surface area of the vines used for this cuvee

20 years - 2,4 hectares 

Grape varieties

60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Cabernet Franc 

Plantation density

5000 vines/hectare 

Vinegrowing techniques

Guyot double and guyot simple pruning. Shoot removal, leaf stripping, bud removal, green harvesting. Sustainable fertilizer use. 

Harvest

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. 

Tasting notes

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.