From: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Boreaux, France
Varietal: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. 25 year old avg. vine age.
This estate is located in Saint Emilion in the locality of “Chantecaille” hence its name, on a superb terroir on the borders of Pomerol near Château L'Evangile and Château Gazin and neighbour of Château La Dominique and Château Croque Michotte. It is also 400 meters from Petrus. The estate has been being owned by the family of Mrs Angle since 1879.
Vineyard area: 8.78 hectares.
Soil: Light gravels and old sands on a clayey subsoil and iron-pan layer.
Winemaking: The whole production process is controlled by Jean Baptiste Bourotte, owner of Bourotte's vineyards, assisted by Michel Rolland's team. Winemaking parcel by parcel and maceration of 4-5 weeks in thermo regulated cement vats.
Aging: 12 months in 35% new French oak and 1-2 year old barrels for the remainder. Egg albumin fining.
Tasting Notes: A dark ruby in colour. On the nose, notes of chocolate, cassis, plums and tobacco. On the palate, medium-full bodied with medium acidity and soft tannins. The finish is lingering with further black fruit notes with a herbaceous edge.
Pairing: Great with entrecote a la Bordelaise, veal kidneys with cepes or roast leg of goat with garlic and sorrel.
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