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Chateau Cantemerle Les Allees de Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2018

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Chateau Cantemerle Les Allees de Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2018

  • Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon 82%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Merlot 8%
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux Haut-Médoc
  • Abv 13 %
  • Body Value: C (A is light, E is full-bodied)
    Residual Sugar: 2
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: No/No
    Milk/Eggs: No/Yes
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Gregory Thibault
  • Closure: Natural Cork
  • With a delicate, very elegant bouquet and a soft first impression on the palate, this wine delivers attractive blackcurrant and tobacco notes. Smooth, silky tannins and a delicate note of raspberry on the finish.

Situated in the Haut-Medoc, the Chateau de Cantermerle vineyard covers 91 hectares of vines. The soils are silica-gravel, which are a result of a thousand year old erosion of the Pyrenees by the River Garonne and form one of the fundamental elements of this quality vineyard. The soils are poor in nutrients, so the vines 'struggle', resulting in grapes with a high concentration of flavour. In addition, the small pebbles in the soil provide a filter and contribute to the grape's maturity by reflecting the sun's rays during the day and retaining the heat during the cooler nights. The vines have an average age of 30 years and are planted at a density of 8,300 vines per hectare, yielding between 50 to 55 hectolitres per hectare. The vines are pruned to the Medoc Double Guyot method and are grafted onto the phylloxera resistant 3309-10114 Riparia Gloire rootstock.

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Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo

The grapes were manually harvested, destemmed, hand-sorted and then crushed. Fermentation took place in wooden conical frustum vats, which allow an intense, passive maceration of the cap and grape solids in the juice. Fermentation with selected yeasts lasted for six to eight days at 26 to 28 °C, followed by maceration lasting 30 days. The wine was aged for 12 months in medium toasted, three-year old French oak barrels. Bottled without filtration and just a very light fining.

A traditional and deeply coloured Bordeaux, with a delicate, elegant bouquet of blackcurrant and tobacco through to a smooth, silky palate with a touch of raspberry on the finish.

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