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Jean, father of Joel Duffau, created his estate in 1965 called les Arromans The first wines were bottled exclusively for private customers. Joel’s grandfather was a precursor in 1928 of the direct to customer sale. The estate grew on 30 hectares in Moulon village. In 1998, Jean and Sylvette retired and shared their vineyard, winery and customers between the 2 brothers: Joel and Eric. Joel took over 14 hectares in vineyard rental system to his parents and the winery. Since 1999, the 2 Chateaux are vinified in the winery of les Arromans. Joel has worked to convert his vineyards to organic viticulture in the aim to respect the environment; using traditional techniques (planting grass, debudding, thinning out the leaves); vines planting at 5000 stocks per hectare.

Les Arromans Entre-Deux-Mers 2018

BLENDING: 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon, 10% Muscadelle

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES: 20 years

PLANTATION: 5,000 vines per hectare

SOIL: Argilo-calcaires

YIELD: 10- 12 Bunches of grapes/vine

PARTICULARS: Traditional vine growing methods: Pastured grounds, Disbudding, Thinning out the leaves mechanically

HARVEST VENDANGE: Mechanically, always using the latest state of the art machinery provided with sorting and destalking equipment

FERMENTATION: 50% of the maceration with peels, cold storing in vats thermostatically controlled

MATURING: Stored on the less in vats of stainless steel until bottling

ALCOHOL: 12,5 %

Les Arromans Bordeaux 2017

BLENDING: 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc AVERAGE AGE OF VINES: 35 years PLANTATION: 5,000 vines per hectare SOIL: Argilo- calcaires YIELD: 10- 12 Bunches of grapes/vine PARTICULARS: Traditional vine growing methods: Pastured grounds, disbudding, thinning out the leaves mechanically, green harvest HARVEST VENDANGE: Mechanically, always using the latest state of the art machinery provided with sorting and destalking equipment FERMENTATION: 5 days at 30° Celcius and 2- 3 weeks of maceration MATURING: Maturing in vats of inox (stainless steel), racking every 2 months ALCOHOL: 13,8 %

Les Arromans Cuvee Prestige 2015

BLENDING: 100% Merlot AVERAGE AGE OF VINES: 35 years PLANTATION: 5,000 vines per hectare SOIL: Argilo- calcaires YIELD: 10- 12 Bunches of grapes/vine PARTICULARS: Traditional vine growing methods: tillage, grassing, disbudding, thinning out the leaves mechanically, green harvest HARVEST VENDANGE: Mechanically, always using the latest state of the art machinery provided with sorting and destalking equipment FERMENTATION: 5 days at 26° Celcius and 2- 3 weeks of maceration MATURING: Maturing in oak barrels for 12 months ALCOHOL: 13,5 %

La Cuve a mon Loup 2018

Hints of crispy red fruit on the nose.
The mouth is round and unctuous, with supple tannins and blackcurrant and blueberry aromas. 

Area of production: AOC Bordeaux
Grape varieties: 100% Merlot
Soil and climate: The vines are planted on limestone & clayey soils. The estate is certified organic since 2013.
Climate conditions: 2018 is a good vintage. Mildiou pressure was high hence the yield are below average. Summer was hot and dry which permitted a balanced ripening. Aromas are nice and open. Tannins are ripe and soft while acidities remained satisfactory.
Type of winemaking: Fermentation for 5 days at 26-27°C. 3 weeks of maceration. NO SULPHITES ADDED during vinification, aging and at bottling. Aged in stainless steel tanks for 6 months.
Food pairing: After 1 hours of aeration, this wine will pair perfectly with grilled meat, red meat and game in sauce. 

Bordeaux