Le Carquelin

Domaine Labruyere Le Carquelin  Bouteille
  • The year 2022 started with a cold and dry January, followed by mild months in February and March. April began with cold and rainy weather, and vine budburst was delayed but occurred around April 12, putting the 2022 vintage on par with 2018. April's precipitation was 25% below normal. May was exceptionally warm, dry, and sunny, with early flowering around May 22. June started with mild and wet weather, then became very hot and dry, ending with a cool and very wet period, making June the wettest month of the year. July was extremely dry and sunny, promoting veraison around July 14-19. August began with hot and very sunny weather, with temperatures exceeding 40°C, followed by heavy rain in mid-August, with the harvest starting on August 24 under hot and dry conditions.

  • Terroir


    Our vineyard spans over 4.4 acres (1.75 hectares). This terroir with light, sandy clay and acid soil, has low levels of organic matters and presents the typical pink colour of the Cru. Its granite is highly altered and medium deep.

  • Vineyards


    Grape variety : 100% Gamay
    Planting density : 4 000 vines per acre / 10 000 vines per hectare
    Average age of vines : 50 years
    Harvest : Grapes are harvested manually in 15 kg crates before passing on a double sorting table and are 100% destemmed.

  • Winemaking & Ageing


    The fermentation takes place in a single concrete vat, in order to isolate the parcel and to express the unique characteristics of its terroir.
    The entire system is thermo-regulated .
    The wine is aged for 12 months mostly in oak barrels and in 600-litre barrels, called "demi-muid", and then in a concrete vat for 6 more months.
    Slight filtration and no fining.

  • Tasting Notes


    (Tasted on May 28, 2024)
    Appearance: Very beautiful dark red-black color.
    Nose: Black fruits, blueberry, black cherry, blackcurrant.
    Palate: Velvety and smooth with notes of black fruits, spices, and vanilla. Silky tannins.

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