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  • Decanting time

    45min
  • When to drink

    2020-2025
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

Appellation : Saint Оmilion grand cru class

 Location : south-west of the town of Saint Emilion

 Area under vine : 79 acres

 Grape varieties : 60% merlot, 30% cabernet franc,10% cabernet sauvignon

 Average age of the vines : 38 years

 Annual production : 8300 cases

 GEOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS :

32 hectares with greatly diverse terroirs:

- sandy and sandy-clay soil with ironpan at a depth of 60-80 m

- sandy-gravel soil

- sandy-clay soil

Viticulture :

Pruned to six spurs, green harvesting, leaf thinning, picking and sorting by hand.

FERMENTATION :

The old fermentation cellar was recently rebuilt and now houses temperaturecontrolled stainless steel vats. A new ageing cellar was also built.

 AGEING :

18-24 months in new oak barrels with racking every 3 months. The final blending is done just before bottling, and the wine is neither fined nor filtered.

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Origin

St Emilion, Bordeaux

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Chateau Monbousquet 2013  ( Château Monbousquet )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Well structured nose with distinct spicyness, liquorice and hints of violets, elegant toasting. On the palate well structured with good length but firm tannins, shows a certain potential."

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