Region: Bordeaux, Montagne St Emilion
Grape Variety: 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Viticulture: Organic Farming (Zero Sulphites)
Rating: 90 Decanter Points (2015)
Climate: Temperate oceanic which allows a controlled ripening of the grapes
Terroir: The soil is gravelly and clayey, with a significant presence of limestone
Ageing: 40% in 1-4 Year Old Oak Barrels
Color: Deep ruby with purple reflections
Nose: The red and black fruits are very present with notes of wood and vanilla due to aging more or less long in barrels
Palate: Powerful yet round, this wine has a seductive and full-bodied bouquet. Fruit forward with plenty of fresh crunchy red fruit notes (without the funky palate of a natural wine).
About the Winery:
Overlooking both Cheval Blanc and Pétrus, this is a beautifully located, family owned château that produces outstanding claret. It is one of the oldest properties in Montagne which in itself is the smallest appellation in the Bordeaux region with only 18 growers. Dating back to the 16th Century the property has 23ha of vines that surround the Château. Jacques Rambaud took over from his father in 2005. The grapes come from 35 year old vines, and the wines are aged for 18 months in barrels, 40% being new.