Petit Corbin-Despagne

Petit Corbin-Despagne was created to satisfy the needs of private customers in search of a fruit-driven wine that would be perfect for informal parties and also to meet the demands of n-trade customers who wished to offer their clients a wine that could be enjoyed young.


Petit Corbin-Despagne 2008

As from the magnificent 1998 vintage, precision work based on our terroir studies was undertaken to fine-tune selection of plots.
Petit Corbin-Despagne is a selection of lots coming from vines of 10 to 20 years old which will in the future provide the grapes of Grand Corbin-Despagne, once these plots are over 20 years old. This special plot selection aims to bring out attractive fresh fruit and smooth tannins in the wine.

General technical data

  • Location
    In the north of the Saint-Emilion appellation, adjacent to Pomerol

    Appellation
    Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

    Surface area
    Variable (depending on the vintage)

    Grape varieties
    Merlot 80% – Cabernet-Franc 20%

    Age of the vines
    10 to 20 years

    Soils
    Clay-sand over iron deposits and ancient sands over clay

    Rootstocks
    101-14, 3309, Riparia

    Density of plantation
    6,000 to 8,000 vines per hectare

    Vine-growing methods
    Ploughing or a grass cover crop without any use of weedkillers.
    The vineyard is organically-grown and supervised as such by Qualisud.

    Vinification
    Different operations that can vary according to plot batches and vintage : numerous short pump-overs, rack and return (délestage) and punching down of the cap (pigeage)
  • Yield
    40 to 45 hl/ha

    Harvesting
    By hand in small crates with 5 successive sortings

    Vinification
    Different operations that can vary according to plot batches and vintage: numerous short pump-overs, rack and return (délestage) and punching down of the cap (pigeage)

    Ageing
    50% third-fill barrels and 50% in vat

    Bottling
    21 months after the harvest

    Annual production
    25,000 to 40,000 bottles depending on the vintage

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