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  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Slow-braised 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

Soil

sandy-gravel soil

Vineyard size

79 acre

Grapes

60% Merlot
30% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Cabernet Franc

Age of vines

38 years

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Satisfactory

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Chateau Monbousquet 2014  ( Château Monbousquet )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Elegant nose with hints of blackcurrants and blackcurrant leaf. On the palate well balanced with fine tannins, good weight and length."

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