2018 Chateau Du Glana - "Saint Julien"
2018 CHATEAU DU GLANA - "SAINT JULIEN"
An unusual vintage which looks set to rival the greatest! Despite the difficult weather conditions lasting until early summer, we were able to contain the spread of highly aggressive mildew. Subsequent above-average sunshine combined with alternating hot days and cool nights were conducive to optimum grape ripening. Quick, even véraison (colour change) produced reliably fine wines. «The weather conditions at the start of the growing season were particularly difficult, but the end result is wonderful. The fact that we were able wait patiently and harvest the grapes ‘à la carte’ meant that we could extract their quintessential fruitiness. Round, concentrated, and well-balanced with an impressive freshness on the palate, 2018 is unquestionably one of the greatest vintages of the 21st century». Ludovic & Julien Meffre - March 2019
CHÂTEAU DU GLANA
2018 Harvest dates : September 20th to October 10th 2018
Blend : 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
Maturing : 12 months aging, 40% new barrels
Bottling date : May 2020
Yield : 48 hl/ha
Production : 132 000 bottles
Alcohol by volume : 14.5%
Surface Area : 59,50 ha
Soil : Garonne gravel
Average age of the vines : 25 years
Encépagement : 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot
Density : 7000 vines/ha
Pruning : Guyot double
Winemaking : Temperature control, maceration in cool conditions, 3 weeks of vatting (concrete and stainless), traceability monitoring, malolactic fermentation in vat.
Maturing : 12 months in barrels, % of new oak depending on vintages (french oak), selection of cooperages.
Second wine : Pavillon du Glana
Owner : Jean-Paul Meffre Winemaker Consulting : Christophe Ollivier