In contrast with the austerity of concrete, here one encounters the curves and warmth of wood.
No fewer than 1,800 barrels repose in this monastic atmosphere.
Lined up in the cool half-light, the cellar is maintained at 16°, where they mature the wine in every sense of the word.
14 months of aging in 50 to 60 percent new barrels originating from eight different coopers.
The choice of cooper, the length of aging, and the pace of racking vary, based on the style and development of the various lots. Regular tasting of the wines determines these choices; aging is adapted to each wooden tank’s character until final blending.
Depending on the vintage, Talbot’s top wine represents 50 to 60% of the estate’s production.
Rigorous selection enables the production of a second wine, le Connétable Talbot, with an outstanding quality to price ratio.