The Chamonix Troika has a deep ruby-mulberry colour on release, with scents that recall vanilla, sweet ripe cherries, blackberries and other spices. The wine is well structured; full, round and smooth on the palate with rich fruit and berry sensations, fine harmony and length of flavour. Although impressive when young, it should reach a prime at 10-15 years
At harvesting grapes undergo both bunch-selection as well as manual sortation of each berry. Grapes are soft-crushed and fermented in a selection of stainless steel, concrete and wood fermenters for 12-22 days on the skins, with frequent pumping of wine over the cap. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally during 18 months of maturation in 228ℓ French oak barrels, 45% of which are new oak. The batches are blended before bottling to capture the unique aspects of each variety and to enhance the complexity of the wine.