Chateau de Ricaud also produces high-quality red wines, under the Bordeaux Superieur and Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux appellations. Winemaking practice was much improved in 2007, including the introduction of pre-fermentation cold maceration and vinifying specific parcels in oak.
The results are astounding: delicate and distinguished wines, fruit-driven in style, with an attractive fullness.
Grape varieties : Premires Ctes de Bordeaux : 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon - Bordeaux Suprieur : 80% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot
Harvest : Machine harvesting, sorting before and during destemming on a vibrating table.
Vinification : Traditional fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.
Ageing : 12-18 months in barrel.