La Dame de Montrose 1993

Main characteristics of the vintage 
Winter 1993 was mild, yet with a lot of rainfalls allowing the water tables to refill. The bud burst was precocious, especially with the Merlots. From May onwards to the first days of June, the weather was hot and dry; good to hasten a homogeneous flowering with very little coulure on the Merlots. The mid-blossoming took place on June 5th. In mid-June, storms and abundant precipitation caused the development of diseases, mainly mildew and botrytis, which imposed us to pay particular attention to the phytosanitary treatments. Mid-July, we green harvested on the Merlots and Cabernets francs. The mid-veraison occurred on August 5th: quick and homogeneous. It was the result of a dry, sunny and hot month of August.  However, in spite of a historically abundant rainfall during the harvest, the grapes remained surprisingly healthy and ripe.
The Merlots’ quality was remarkable with deep colour, velvety, fleshy wines. A feeling of roundness predominates. The Cabernets are very classical: massive, soft and ripe tannins, well balanced on the palate.

Period of harvest
September 20th – October 5th


    • Cabernet Sauvignon : 61%
    • Merlot : 31%
    • Cabernet Franc : 8%

Tasting notes 
Deep colour with brick tints.
The nose offers hints of slightly acid red fruit.
The palate displays notes of red fruit and mocha.
The wine is balanced and elegant: the attack and mid-palate is neat.
Long and fresh finish.