CHATEAU REIGNAC - Bordeaux Superieur 2002Fine Red Bordeaux Wine
It possesses a deep ruby/purple colour, a smoky, chocolatey bouquet offering black and red fruits, a good underpinning of tannin, a broad palate, outstanding purity, and a fat, layered finish. This top-notch effort may be just as good as the 2000, but it is more evolved and forward. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2012. (89-91) Score: 91. - Robert Parker.
Bud thinning, double leaf thinning, 3 buch thinning, hand picking into small baskets and double sorting before and after de-stemmin.
30% fermented in wood vats. Cold maceration prior to fermentation - the grapes are chilled and covered with neutral gas.
Pigeage (punching the cap), rack and return, and wine is run off while still warm for malolactic fermentation on the lees in barrel.
100% new barrels from various cooperages (Tonnelleries: Boutes, Garonnaise, Seguin Moreau, Sylvain and Treuil), mixing of the lees using an automatic rotary system Oxoline.