Héritage de Négrit
Montagne – Saint-Émilion
Acreage: 16,5 Ha
Assemblage/blend: 100% merlot
Average age: 40 years old
Localisation: Montagne – Saint-Emilion
Vinification: Maceration at 8 ° C during the first 4 days. Classic winding. Load shedding at 1080 and 1050 density. Micro-oxygenation under MARC. 21 days vatting.
Raising: 12 months in barrels
Keeping: 15 to 20 years
It can be appreciated today or after a few years of aging on charcuterie, grilled red meats and roasted poultry.
Service : 17 °C. Open immediately or after 4 to 5 years
Reviews & distinctions
James Suckling 90-91
Wine Advocate 90-92
Jeb Dunnuck 89-91
Le Point 16
Wine Advocate 83-85
James Suckling 87-88
This wine has inherited all the qualities of the only merlot rooted on 1 ha of clay-limestone soils. No doubt: he has style and elegance. The scarlet dress is the harbinger. The opulent scents of red fruits, enhanced by delicate woody notes confirm it. Slender on the palate, rich with a radiant fruity, it is a 2016 of a great harmony.
⭐⭐ 2 stars in the “Guide Hachette des vins” 2020
Tannins stretched with perfumes of vanilla and red fruits.
Tannins stretched with aromas of red fruits, vanilla and small spices. Pure merlot.
A pure merlot aged one year in barrels; round and vinous, it still appears under the tannins of wood, which will melt.
Complex notes of candied grapes and violets, accompanied by an original touch of citron. Frank, voluminous and robust, the palate combines ripe fruit with woody notes.
Complex notes of candied grapes and violets, accompanied by an original touch of citron. Frank, voluminous and robust, the palate combines ripe fruit with woody notes. A warm and long wine that a taster suggests to serve with monkfish.