A cold winter finishing with an even colder month of March, explains a late bud break. This late start was quickly offset by very mild temperatures from the 10th of April. The early and clustered flowering began at the end of May, the weather conditions in June allowed an even and rapid flowering. The months of June and July were particularly hot and dry. A water shortage led to the creation of small berries and a stop to early growth of the vine. The rainy period at the beginning of August was beneficial in producing a speedy ripening. The harvesting started early and spread out. The dry conditions of September and October allowed us to harvest the Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes at the optimum time.
Period of harvest
From September 15th to October 8th, 2015
60% Merlot – 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Lacroix-Martillac 2015 is an intense deep purple. The nose reveals a mix of black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry) spices and lovely toasty notes. The mouth is well-balanced, powerful and well-structured, softened on the finish by silky tannins from the Merlot. The finish is long and attractive.
Between 16°C / 61°F and 18°C / 64°F.