About the wine
Strictly selected old vine fruit (57 years of age) from a small 2 hectare parcel in the commune of St Genès de Castillon. Clay/ chalk soils. Manual harvest. Careful sorting of fruit. 100% destemming. Vinification plot-by-plot, variety by variety. 30 day cuvaison. Rémontage and délestage to ensure gentle extraction. Fermentation at 28-30°C. Maturation in 100% French oak for 12 months. Light filtration.
All the vines grown for La Violette of Château Manoir du Gravoux are planted on a clay-limestone plateau which is on ideal location, thus offering favourable wine growing conditions and producing fleshy, fruity wines, with great character. Among the vines of this plateau, 2 hectares were planted in 1958 and, being remarkably well-exposed, they produce naturally grapes with a complex and intense aromatic expression.