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    Jean Leon departed from the French port of Le Havre as a stowaway on a ship bound for the USA. A sailor soon discovered him. In a unexpected act of generosity, he decided to conceal the young man’s presence. Vinya Le Havre is a tribute to the silent complicity of a stranger who changed Jean Leon’s lfe forever.

    A blend of the Bordeaux varieties par excellence, with an elegant nose, toasted notes and hints of spices imparted by oak aging.  Potent upon entry, it unfolds across the palate to display great length, good tannins, lush body and a long, lingering finish.

    APPEARANCE

    Dark cherry red with medium to deep color intensity.

    NOSE

    Distinctive notes of bell pepper, ripe red fruit, and oak-imparted notes of toast and spices.

    PALATE

    Lively on entry, medium to full-bodied with concentrated tannins conferring a dense, fleshy texture. Bright tannins give the wine freshness and linearity.

    Variety
    85% Cabernet Sauvignon; 15% Cabernet Franc

    Aging
    Aged for 12 months minimum in 225- liter barrels of French and American oak. The wine is then bottle and aged for at least another 2 years.

    Limited production
    32.800 bottles

    ABV
    14.5%

    Vinification
    Fermentation at a controlled temperature in stainless steel vats for 23 days. Upon completion of fermentation and skin contact (16 days), the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and barrel aging.

    Harvest Cabernet Sauvignon, Oct. 15th; Cabernet Franc, Oct. 21st

    Goes very well with wild game recipes such as venison or wild boar. Serving temperature: 16oC to 18oC.

    Vinya Le Havre is a certified Single Vineyard Wine. In vinicultural terms, this means the wine originates from a vineyard whose unique characteristics endow it with great originality and whose microclimate encourages maximum expressivity.

    Map
    Vinya Le Havre

    Vineyard Size
    16 Ha. “Vinya Le Havre”

    Vineyard
    Planted in 1968

    Soil
    Vineyard characterized by calcareous clay soil.

    Viticulture

    Organic since 2008

     

    –  94 points, 100% Blind Tasted – Andreas Larsson 2021 (France)

    – 93 points, JamesSuckling.com 2020

    85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Cabernet Franc

    Aged for 12 months minimum in 225- liter barrels of French and American oak. The wine is then bottle and aged for at least another 2 years.

    Limited production
    32.800 bottles