Barboursville, Virginia Appellation
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
TYPE OF SOIL
Exposed to the south and located in the heart of the Barboursville estate, the vines grow in a soil with a good structure, a clayey texture and a balanced supply of nutritional elements.
4.000 rootstocks per hectare (1,619 an acre). The average age of the vines is 7 years.
75 quintals per hectare (3.3 tons an acre).
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
The process of vinifi cation occurs in traditional fermenting devices, permitting delicate maceration of the skins in contact with the must for 23 days. Maturation lasts 14 months in barriques (50% of oak of the French Massif Central, 50% of American white oak from Missouri) followed by a further period of 6 months of fi ning in the bottle before release for consumption.