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    Horizontal press producing "red press wine" after fermentation and devatting 

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Château LE SENS vineyard

 

 

Before harvest 2016 Merlot

 

 

 

 

Château Margoton vineyard

 

Above the Garonne river

 

 

 

 

 

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Vatts for ageing wines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Château LE SENS (14 hectares) is located in Saint Caprais de Bordeaux, 18 kilometres from the Bordeaux city, in the  CADILLAC COTES DE BORDEAUX appellation (AOC).

 

The terroir has a high proportion of gravel mixed with layers of clay over limestone subsoil. The vines benefit from the mild, damp climate, with prevailing winds from off the Atlantic Ocean.

Vineyard management: integrated pest and disease control, cover crop, sucker removal, manual leaf-thinning, shoot-trimming, as well as hand- and machine-harvesting with sorting.

All the Chateau LE SENS wines – red, clairet, and white –  are very fruity. The Premières Côtes de Bordeaux is deeply-coloured, with elegant aromas and a great deal of softness on the palate, with an ageing potential similar to that of the greatest wines :

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Château Margoton vineyard (5 hectares) is located in the commune of Tabanac, in the heart of the CADILLAC appellation.

Situated on a gravely rise covering a layer of dense clay, the steep slope (35°) ends in a limestone wall with several underground quarries going back to the Middle Ages. These long supplied the city of Bordeaux with building material.

From an altitude of 100 metres, the estate overlooks not only the Garonne River, the Graves region, and the Landes de Gascogne forest, but also the Pyrenees mountains where comes from the gravel.

The vineyard has wonderful south-facing sun exposure and is caressed by westerly winds. 

These winds also serve as a sort of natural fan to dry the grapes after the vine leaves have been thinned several times to encourage the development of "noble rot" (botrytis) and concentrate flavours.

Made in the noble tradition of all the great sweet white wines  of Bordeaux (Sauternes, Barsac, etc.),

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The Vignobles Courrèges cellars are divided into four buildings :

 

The oldest one (dating back to the 18th century) is typical of the Hauts de Garonne region. It is made of stone from a nearby quarry and houses ageing vats as well as a tasting room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second cellar is devoted to fermentation in stainless steel tanks with controled temperature. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The third one has 60 barrels made from fine-grained Allier oak (France). The wine receives constant attention here and the temperature remains the same all year round.

Part of the wine made at Château Le Sens and Château Margoton is aged in these barrels. The pores in the oak let some of the wine evaporate. Referred to as "the angels' share", this must be replaced every two weeks by topping up in order to avoid oxidation.

 

 

 

 The last build is used to keep, for aged, bottled wine under temperature-controlled and prepare your order. It also contains an area where equipment is kept.

 

 

 

 

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