The winery is equiped with concrete vats to hold 900hl - perfectly well-kept - without any coating thereby allowing exchanges of gas. Several wine storevats complete these concrete vats. The winery is north facing and thus allows good temperature regulation.
In 2006 we invested in two essentials tools regarding the quality of the juices and respect of harvest and wines : a cold generator and perictaltic pump.
Analytic control of both grapes and wines is ensured by an oenological group.
The harvest is divided into 4 areas :
The Semilon grapes of "La Chapelle"
The old Merlots of Mr. Baudet (producing "Les Merlots de Baudet".
The old vines (Bouchalès, Merlots, Petit Verdot that survived to the Phylloxéra)
The Cabernet Francs of "La Chapelle"
Wines assemblings are made depending on the wine merchandising in AOC Bordeaux or AOC Bordeaux Supérior.
The picking is done 100% by hand.
More specifically for the white wines :
Removing of sources of botytris the day before harvesting.
Thermoregulation after harvest ( between 15 and 18°C) for several days and before the fermentation starts
Vinification in new oak barrels every year.
Daily care of density and temperature during fermentation
Red wines :
Manaul sorting of the harvest
Pre-fermenting maceration from 2 to 4 days in the vats
Ageing in French and American oak barrels depending on the vintage ( 6 to 8 months).
Manual pigeage of for the respect of the wines.
Selected pumping up, using only the peristaltic pump, according to the vats.
Native yeast fermentation (no additional exogenous yeast)
Extreem zeldzame en bijzondere wijn uit Bordeaux van de vergeten bouchalès druif. Bij Ch. de la Vieille Chapelle ontdekte men tussen de merlot stokken 90 extreem oude pre-phylloxera bouchalès planten (120 tot 150 jaar oud)
Extreem zeldzame en bijzondere wijn uit Bordeaux van de vergeten bouchalès druif. Bij Ch. de la Vieille Chapelle ontdekte men tussen de merlot stokken 90 extreem oude pre-phylloxera Bouchalès planten (120 tot 150 jaar oud)