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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

    Ripe red fruit; spices; toast

    PALATE

    Concentrattion of soft tannins; elegant palate; long and persistent finish

    Variety
    85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Cabernet Franc

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

    Limited production
    32.800 bottles

    ABV
    14.5%

    Vinification
    15 days (skin contact + fermentation)

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

    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

    Viart 2019

     

    2013 vintage

    – 90 points, JamesSuckling.com 2019

    2012 vinatge

    – 92 points, Proensa 2019

    – 92 points, JamesSuckling.com 2018

    85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Cabernet Franc

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

    Limited production
    32.800 bottles