Xiao Mu Lan

Domaine de Long Dai

The vintage
2020 was a cool vintage, characterised by a quite rainy start to the season. This supply of water in the spring replenished water reserves and resulted in an early start to the season, encouraging the growth of our vines after a vintage marked by significant drought. However, the rains also brought considerable pressure from disease, putting severe strain on the technical team and affecting yields. Throughout the ripening period, from September onwards, we benefited from a very fine late season, allowing the grapes to slowly reach optimum maturity. The meticulous zoning work carried out according to the ripening balance of each terrace meant that the harvest was spread out over a longer period. To be sure of picking at the most favourable moment, we made up to 5 passes through the plots. The harvest began on 3 September and ended on 28 October, with a total of 25 days of actual picking.
Varietals
Cabernet sauvignon : 60%
Cabernet franc : 30%
Marselan : 10%

Tasting notes
Deep, clear and brilliant colour, with delicate salmon hues. Intensely fresh nose, combining accents of tropical lychee fruits with floral nuances against a citrus background. On the palate, the wine is round with good acidity and refreshing balance.