Delphis de la Dauphine - Fronsac - Maison Montagnac
Delphis de la Dauphine - Fronsac - Maison Montagnac
Delphis de la Dauphine - Fronsac - Maison Montagnac
Delphis de la Dauphine - Fronsac - Maison Montagnac

Delphis de la Dauphine

Fronsac

The wine is made from vines in a single walled vineyard below the château just next to the river Dordogne. The nose seems quite rich with black fruits dominating there is some lovely freshness behind red cherry and bilberry.

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When Jean HALLEY found La Dauphine in 2000, it was love at first sight. He was obviously and immediately captivated by this magnificent 18th century chateau situated on the best soil of Fronsadais.

As early as the first vintage, Jean Halley demonstrated his determination to let the terroir express itself by using all means necessary both in the vineyard and the cellar, to create the highest quality wines Though the vineyard was in good condition at the time he purchased La Dauphine, the technical facilities were not suitable to meet Jean Halley’s ambitions. He therefore restructured all of the installations using the latest innovations. In the circular vat room, the feed conveyor pivots and tips the grapes in vats of small capacity using simple gravity, thus allowing each plot to be vinified in its own vat).

Without any excessive use of technology, the vinification remains in the definitive “tradition bordelaise” entirely devoted to the respect of the fruit. The new cellar was inaugurated with the 2002 vintage.

The philosophy of Domaines Jean Halley is well resumed in the following quotation of R.W Emerson: « If you want your furrow to be straight, hitch your wagon to a star»

Couleur

Red

Millésimes

2014

Appellations

Fronsac

Superficie du vignoble

11 ha

Age moyen du vignoble

30 years

Méthodes Culturales

raditional tilling of the soil, leaf removal on one side, “green” harvesting. The ripe fruit is picked by hand with two sorting operations before and after the de-stemmer.

Vinification

Temperature-controlled concrete tanks vatting period: 20 days on average

Élevage

in oak barrels (of which 10 % are new) for 12 months

Prix Rang

€€

Conditionnement

Bottle

The wine is made from vines in a single walled vineyard below the château just next to the river Dordogne. The nose seems quite rich with black fruits dominating there is some lovely freshness behind red cherry and bilberry.

The palate feels quite lush a lovely mix of flavours the layers of cassis and black plum enriched by dark chocolate.

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