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Domaine de la Pointe, Pomerol 2012
Merlot 85%, Caberet Franc 15%
On the nose, this elegant ruby wine mixes a delicious fruitiness to soft oaky notes, vanilla and spice. The palate is round and generous, fleshy with fine tannins and finished with a comforting toastiness . This is a remarkably enjoyable wine boasting great harmony and aging potential.
The method of production is based on sustainable viticulture, ploughing between the rows, double Guyot pruning, debudding, green harvesting and one or two leaf trimming and thinning out according to the climate. The grapes are hand picked and sorted before being de-stemmed. Indigenous yeasts are left to naturally control alcoholic fermentation which takes place for 10 to 15 days in cement or stainless steel tanks. At the beginning of the maceration, the process of pumping over occurs 3 to 4 times a day, although pneumatic pressing also takes place. Malolactic fermentation follows. The wine is the aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, selected specifically for the finesse of their tannins. Vignobles Silvestrini use French oak mainly from centre of France (Allier, Tronçais) and a little from South West.