Château Caroline

Château Caroline
Vintage 2017
Caroline

An early but demanding vintage

 

A very dry spring with high temperatures in early April caused early bud burst. When the frost happened, on the 27thof April, the shoots was already30 cmlong… This hazard has reached certain plots located on a corridor east of the vineyard. The result: 30% of destroyed harvest.

A beautiful month of May: The half-flowering is around May 25th. Or almost two weeks ahead of the previous year.June records heat records. At the end of June, 5 days of intense rain (130mm) follow. Atemperate climate over the two following months of summer gives to the fruits a nice freshness.The first half of September was sunny with some rains, allowing us to reach a beautiful maturity, and to harvest in good conditions during the second fortnight.

After cold maceration of the harvest, the alcoholic fermentations were made by focusing onthe extraction of the fruit. The wines are colorful and crispy, they have a nice structure with melted tannins that augur a very nice evolution in barrels. Good acidity is a perfect match for fruit, structure and wood. This is a vintage that will cross the timeperfectly!

  • Harvest period : du 18 Septembre au 2 Octobre
  • Yield: 29 hl/ha
  • Alcohol Degree:
  • Acidité Totale 
  • Ageing: 30% new oak barrels
  • Production Grand Vin : 30 000 bottles
  • Conditioning : Bouteille tradition Caisse-bois ou cartonsde 6 ou 12 bouteilles/Bottle tradition -Carton or wooden case of 6 or 12 bottles
  • Œnologist : Antoine Medeville

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon (35%)
  • Merlot (65%)
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