Insula 2018

Wine tasting note

The first vintage of the INSULA “Amphora” micro-cuvée is a beautiful discovery. The colour is quite dense, with purple highlights. The nose is intense, with pronounced notes of red fruit jam, powerful chocolate notes and a little smoky. It’s a very beautiful nose, greedy. On the palate, we find a beautiful expression of the fruit, with a hint of acidity.

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Rewards and Press Comments

89 – 91+/100


2018 • Notebook

Vintage 201 8 : the nature offered optimal climatic conditions during the whole vine cycle, which permitted to harvest all our plots in full maturity.

  • Pruning : Double Guyot method
  • Culture : To avoid the use of herbicides, the area between the rows of vines is grassed over at all times.
  • Leaf stripping : Leaf thinning of the fruit bearing part of the vine
  • Treatments : Use of agro-chemicals in compliance with the Terra Vitis Certification
  • Average Yield : 47 Hl/Ha
  • Havest : This micro­cuvee is a selection of qualitative wine plots, harvested and destemmed by hand. The wine­making process is completely made in terracotta containers called “amphorae”. Everything happens in the most natural way. We chose a type of amphora that, while respecting the tradition, allows us to control winemaking and oenological processes. The porosity of the terracotta gives the must a regular oxygenation, like the oak barrel, but unlike the latter, it does not give it taste, odor or toast flavors of any kind. The jars are indeed “neutral”. They also reduce the acidity of the wine and round off the tannins.
  • Bottling : on site, at the Chateau
  • Cork : Natural Cellaring : 2 to 9 years
  • Cellaring : 2 to 9 years

INSULA “Amphora” offers a new journey for wine amateurs. This wine is slightly more oncentrated in natural antioxidants and reveals all the expression of mature fruits. We can appreciate it from aperitif, but also on slowly cooked dishes like a “Lamb’s shoulder”. At the end of the meal, INSULA “Amphora” can also nicely pair with dark chocolate.

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GRAPES

Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Petit Verdot

garde

STORAGE PERIOD

2 to 5 years

degree

ALCOHOL BY VOLUME

13°

degustation

TASTING TEMPERATURE

17°

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