60% Merlot, 40% Bouchet (Cabernet Franc)
Vineyards & Viticulture
Pensée comes from a diagonal parcel of vines in the center of Lafleur's vineyards. The estate totals 4.5 hectares. Everything is done by hand. The vineyards have never seen chemicals or pesticides and plowing was down with an ox until 1979. Old vines are all grafted with massale selection by hand to repopulate (never bought clones).
Rich and deep clay
Harvest & Vinification
Hand harvested with strict selection. No enzymes, inoculation, chaptalization, acidification. All work done by gravity. Average production is only 500 cases. The wine is aged for 18 months in barrique (50% new).