“Cuvée de l’Ane Mort” 2015 du Château des Annereaux – Bordeaux – Organic wine


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The history of the estate is long and rich, starting in the 14th century. The descendants of the Annereaux family have exploited until today, without interruption, the lands of their ancestors. In 2004, the inheriters of Jean Milhade, who still hold half of the shares of the former indivision, want to sell them. Dominique and Marie Hélène Hessel buy them, in order to restore the family estate. Concerned to protect the quality of its soil by practicing a clean viticulture, Dominique Hessel is imperative to make the approach of the Qualification under the Reasoned Agriculture that it obtains in 2005. To reach the best of this environmental step , the move to Organic Farming is the new goal.

The year 2007 marks the first of three years of work in Bio, called conversion, before obtaining the Qualification. After three years of efforts to master organic farming, 2010 may carry the “AB” logo on its label. The vineyard covers a total area of ​​25 hectares, of which 22.7 ha are devoted to the Lalande de Pomerol appellation and 2.3 ha to the Bordeaux appellation.

A plot, crosses the limit of the Appellation “Lalande de Pomerol”, called “l’Âne Mort”, where is produced this Bordeaux, surprising by its concentration and its roundness, whose personality comes from the good proportion (20%) of Petit Verdot that it contains.

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