GRAPES: 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc.
HARVEST: Thanks to a mild, rainy winter, the vines' growth cycle started two weeks earlier than the average for Bordeaux and bud break was in mid-March, which is unusual. A warm April was followed by a cool, wet May with occasional spikes of heat. Flowering at the beginning of June was very satisfactory and promised an early, high-quality vintage. Alternating periods of rain and warmth then slowed growth, and much of the advance was lost; July was cold and wet, August was cloudy and fairly cool. From the end of August, the region experienced an "Indian summer" with hot, dry weather until the end of October.
It was the warmest September recorded for nearly a century. As a result, the grapes were able to ripen gradually during September and October in the unusually mild conditions and the harvest was of excellent quality.
TASTING NOTES: This is an excellent vintage for Evangile; the nose is intense with toasted and vanilla-scented notes, accompanied by notes of fresh fruit, and black stone fruit. On the palate, the wine has great intensity with very dense, silky, ripe tannins. The finish is long, powerful and particularly persistent.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.