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Classification: Appellation Saint-emilion Contrôlée
Area of production: St. Christophe Des Bardes (St Emilion)
Grapes: 85% Merlot – 15% Cabernet Franc
Age of the vines: more Than 45 years
Yield per hectare: 40 Hl. Per hectare
Characteristics of soil: Clayey-sandy
Harvest: Mid September, manual harvest in small crates with sorting of the best grapes
Vinification: soft Pressing, maceration and fermentation at controlled temperature for 3 weeks
Ageing: In oak barrels
Tasting notes: deep ruby red Colour, the nose is intense and complex, enveloping bouquet with hints of tobacco, liquorice, coffee and chocolate, with a slight hint smoked. The palate is soft with aromas of leather, spice, supported by firm tannins in the finish. Pimp in the nose and very pleasant in the mouth.
Alcohol Content: 12,5% Vol.
Temperature of service: 18° C.
Food pairing: We recommend pairing with dishes of red meats, game, mature cheese, preparations with wine sauce à la bordolaise, mushrooms.
Notes: Saint-Emilion takes its name from a hermit monk who settled in one of its caves. Limestone caves features of this plateau, combined with changes in geological, produces wines of great finesse. The range of flavours is wide and sensitive to the different terroirs. The consistency of these wines is elegance ... a natural elegance, generosity and harmony is palpable in the mouth. We can also appreciate it from the earliest years.