Copyright Vignobles Pierre-Emmanuel Janoueix 2012
Château Vieux Doumayne
VIGNOBLES PIERRE-EMMANUEL JANOUEIX
M o n t a g n e - S a i n t - E m i l i o n - P o m e r o l - S a i n t - E m i l i o n G r a n d C r u
Surface : 80 ares / 1.43 acres Grape variety : 100 % Merlot.
Age of the vines : 35 years. Density of plantation : 6 000 stocks / ha.
Soil type : sandy-clayey.
Integrated farming, based on the vineyard observation.
Natural grass growing to contribute to the biodiversity. Double Guyot pruning. Disbudding.
Green harvests and leaves thinning-out.
Hand-made picking then selecting on table. Yields : 45 hl / ha.
Vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel tank. 30-day maceration.
Ageing during 12 months in Bordeaux traditional barrels, the half is in new oak, the other half is in one-wine-old oak.
4 500 bottless. Bottling date : in July, 2 years after harvesting.
CHÂTEAU VIEUX DOUMAYNE
The delicacy of Saint-Emilion
Acquired by Pierre Janoueix, Pierre-Emmanuel's father, in 1972, this vineyard is located in the heart of Libourne, and is adjoining a Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Emilion. The soil of Château Vieux Doumayne is mainly sandy.
The production is rather confidential, we produce at most 4 500 bottles a year.
This wine is the object of all our attentions : soft fermentations and ageing 50 % new barrels, 50 % one-wine-old barrels, to keep elegance and fruit, without altering the wine by an excess of tannins.
This wine characterized by a deep ruby colour, a fruity nose and an elegant palate, will adapt perfectly to your roasted poultry, lamb and soft cheeses.
Consumption To drink between 3 and 10 years after bottling. To serve at 16°C (60.8°F).
A L C O H O L A B U S E I S D E T R I M E N T A L T O Y O U R H E A L T H , D R I N K W I T H M O D E R A T I O N .