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    At the French port of Le Havre, Jean Leon stowed away on a ship bound for the US. He was soon discovered by a sailor who decided to keep his presence a secret. This Reserva wine is a tribute to an unspoken pact with a stranger who changed Jean Leon’s life forever. Made from Cabernet Sauvignon and small percentage of Cabernet Franc, this limited-production wine originates in an exceptional 16-hectare vineyard that shares the same name.

    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

    Deep red with medium-high opacity

    NOSE

    Intensely aromatic. Raspberry, blackcurrant, mint, fresh spices

    PALATE

    Voluptuous entry, high acidity, moderate tannins, long and elegant finish

    Variety
    85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Cabernet Franc

    Aging
    18 months in French and American oak + 2 years or more bottle aging

    Limited production
    50,192 bottles

    ABV
    14.5%

    Vinification
    18 days (skin contact + fermentation)

    Harvest Cabernet Sauvignon, Sep. 20th; Cabernet Franc, Sep. 29th

    Goes very well with wild game recipes like venison or wild boar.

    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 hectares

    Vineyard

    1968 Planting of the Vinya Le Havre vineyard lot. Old vines

    Soil
    Calcareous clay soil

    Viticulture

    Organic since 2008

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    2009 Vintage

    -Guía Proensa 2017, Spain (95 pts.)

    -Guía Peñín 2017, Spain (92 pts.)

    -Anuario El País 2017, Spain (90 pts.)

    2007 Vintage

    -Guia Repsol 2016, Spain (91 pts.)

    -Guía Peñín 2016, Spain (90 pts.)

    -Guía Proensa 2015, Spain (93 pts.)

    -Mundus Vini 2015, Germany (Gold Medal)

    85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Cabernet Franc

    18 months in French and American oak + 2 years or more bottle aging

    Limited production
    50,192 bottles