VINTAGE

September 28

to October 1

HARVEST

BLEND

BLEND

cabernet-sauvignon 48%, merlot 38%, cabernet franc 12%, petit verdot 2%

VINIFICATION

AND MATURING

FERMENTATION

alcoholic in open and closed barrels (57% of the harvest), malolactic fermentation in barrels (100%)

MATURING 100% in barrels, 52% in new oak

PRODUCTION

AND ALC. BY VOL.

PRODUCTION

19,012 bottles

630 magnum

35 double magnums

3 balthazars

Chateau Hourtin-Ducasse 2020

Gourmet voluptuousness

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THE SEASON

The year 2020 will remain an astonishing year that has put us all in an unknown situation. But a "confined" spring doesn't stop the vine; it doesn't wait and it must be worked and looked after. Then many climatic hazards came to disrupt it: hail, snow, floods, high temperatures... but in a microclimatic way, in small areas; hail as well as precipitation differed significantly from one estate to another. It is therefore difficult to give a common identity to this campaign for all the appellations. In the Médoc, the hot and dry climatic conditions, which were fairly widespread, produced small grapes with a high alcoholic potential and an acidity that was often lower than usual. Fortunately, the cool nights at the beginning of September recreated optimal conditions that allowed us to reach good levels of maturity for harvesting. Dates, number and nature of treatments, vine accompaniment, harvest dates: nothing was written down this year and decisions were made on a day-to-day basis. For the most patient like us, the showers just before our harvest brought freshness and softened the Cabernets. Yields remain limited due to the dry summer. A small vintage in volume... but rich and exuberant, which reminds us of the power and concentration of the 2018. Another winemaker's vintage!

The year 2020 will remain an astonishing year that has put us all in an unknown situation.

TASTING

Fruity nose, dense, a little wild.
Fleshy, full, dense mouth. Tannins a bit tight.

 March 11, 2021
root day
Marc Quertinier,
oenologist

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