After a dry and very cold winter, the first buds appeared during the beginning of March. The cold months of April slowed the blossoming down and the flowering only started around May 25th. Summer set in towards mid-July with a slow berry ripening. Starting August 15th, green harvesting was carried out strongly in order to homogenize the fruits’ maturity. The warmer temperatures in the second half of August and September helped ripen the berries nicely.
Period of harvest
From October 1st to 16th, 2012
60% Merlot – 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
The Lacroix-Martillac 2012 has an elegant and intense purple colour. The wine shows a round and soft character on black cherry and blackcurrant on the nose and palate. This wine is appreciated for its smooth tannic structure, its freshness and its fruity aromas. It can be enjoyed both when young or after a few years of ageing.
Between 16°C / 61°F and 18°C / 64°F.