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  • Country ranking ?

    1 168
  • Producer ranking ?

    6
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Slow-braised beef

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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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Vintage 2000

BORDEAUX 2000 – A  DREAM VINTAGE

Weather conditions / Vintage 2000 has from the very start been proclaimed as one of the best vintages of modern times. In spring 2003, I've had many opportunities to find out, if we really have a true dream vintage in our hands.

During harvest 2000, while doing "personal inspection" in the vineyards, I noticed that something extraordinary big was on its way. Grapes looked extremely healthy.

While sorting table was rolling, I observed, that there were few leaves, stalks and weeds among the grapes. That's why sorting out grapes went so easy and quick. It must be one of hallmarks of 2000 vintage, because normally even the great vintages require a lot of work at sorting table.

 

2000 vintage is classic, extravagant and extremely long-lived Bordeaux with dark, extremely dense wines, which have enormous concentration of fruit, length and superbly concentrated tannin. The tannin is not allowed to dominate, because it's well wrapped up by fruit. A scent of sub-maturity is only present in few wines. One of this vintage's trademarks is an intense and deep aroma of dark berries, like blueberries, blackberries and black cherries.

All red grape varieties reached perfect maturity, including Bordeaux' most capricious and unruly grape variety, Petit Verdot. Petit Verdot gives the much meeded contribution of backbone and power to the wines.

Also the grapes for whites, like Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Muscadelle, did ripe perfectly and produced tremendously fine dry white wines. Sweet white wines turned unfortunately to be a few light, elegant and charming wines, which were based 100% on September pickings. Beginning on the 11th October, it rained heavily in Bordeaux and it continued until the end of the year.

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Origin

St Emilion, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

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None

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