Château Quintus


2016 Le dragon de Quintus

The Weather

Despite a winter and a spring marked by complicated climatic conditions – abundant rain and temperatures below seasonal averages – flowering took place with an almost miraculous homogeneity.
The great drought of the summer ended with a rainy season in mid-September that was very beneficial for the end of the maturity cycle. In October, no rain came to disrupt our
harvest. The freshness of the nights, combined with the warm days, allowed to develop wines rich in color but also fresh and fruity. Paradox or miracle of nature? We would rather think it is the combination of human effort and, in particular, once again, the exceptional terroir.

Technical Specifications

  • Harvest Dates: From the 3rd to the 20th of October
  • Blend: Merlot: 90% ; Cabernet Franc: 10%
  • Yield: 45.1 hectolitres per hectare
  • New Barrels: 29%
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • Bottling Date: April 26th , 30th and May 2nd 2018

Tasting Note

Beautiful red colour with mauve highlights. Ripe and fairly intense bouquet of crunchy red fruit (cherry). The oak is already well-integrated. The wine starts of quite smooth on the
palate, immediately going on to reveal excellent fruit. It develops softly on the palate with plenty of tannin, but that is rich and never aggressive. This 2016 Dragon de Quintus is
unquestionably the most full and complete made since 2011.