A dense purple wine that presents notes of blueberries, black raspberries and a touch of smoke. A medium to full-bodied and elegant wine that is loaded with an inner framework of minerality and structured tannins.
The vineyards consist of 54 hectares, planted to 75% Merlot, and 25% Cabernet Franc. The soil is clay-limestone with a south, southwest exposure. The average age of the vines is 26 years old and is planted at an average density of 5,500 plants per hectare. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats with 1/3 of the malo taking place in barrel. The wine is aged for 18-20 months in French oak . 60% new for the Grand Vin and 10% new for the second wine. The wine is racked every three months and fined with egg whites. The 2009 Clos Canon comprised 40% of the total production of the estate and is 100% Merlot.