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|Blend:||82% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc|
|Appellation:||St-Émilion Grand Cru|
|Producer:||Château Tertre de la Mouleyre|
|Vineyard:||50 years for 1.35 ha, 30 years for .15 ha|
|Aging:||35% of wine ages in cuves; 65% ages in new barrels|
For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.