Château Boutisse Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2014


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Country - France

Region - Bordeaux

Grape Varieties - Merlot 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Carmenère 5%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Boutisse

Tasting notes - A warm, intense bouquet of ripe, deep red fruits are backed by a hint of sweet toasted spice. Smooth, velvety and elegant on the palate, attractive notes of ripe fruits, mocha and spice envelope the well integrated tannins. An excellent freshness and roundness engages through to the fine finish.

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Smooth yet muscular and fleshy with notes of ripe
cherry and dark chocolate through to a long and
powerful finish.
Producer Note
Purchased in 1996, Château Boutisse is owned by winemaker and oenologist Xavier
Milhade, together with his daughter Elodie and son Marc. It is located in the
commune of Saint Christophe des Bardes, one of the top communes in AC St-
Emilion. It is a relatively large estate for St-Emilion with 25 hectares, mainly planted
with Merlot. Huge investments have been poured into the vineyards since 1996 with
several parcels of vines being completely replanted. Château Boutisse possesses
excellent terroir; when the soil was ripped and prepared for planting, large chunks of
the limestone were visible under the chalky clay topsoil. The majority of vines have
excellent southern exposure.
Vineyard
Situated near the highest point of the appellation, the 25 hectares of vineyard
extend over the limestone plateau and slopes, not far from the medieval city. The
limestone plays a major role in regulating the vine's water supply, creating the
moisture stress that is necessary to obtain high quality grapes. The vines are trained
according to the Double Guyot method and were grafted onto American rootstocks.
Bunch thinning takes place in order to retain only the best bunches of these high
quality grapes.
Winemaking
Vinified by parcel in a new state-of-the-art winery, the small squat thermoregulated
tanks optimise the cap-juice ratio, thereby improving extraction. The grapes were
cold soaked, followed by traditional vinification. 15% of the grapes were fermented in
500 litre oak barrels. The extraction was carried out by manual punching down or by
rotating the barrels, with malolactic fermentation taking place in new oak barrels.
The wine was fined with egg white and then aged on its fine lees with batonnage in
a subtle selection of French oak, 40% of which was new, for a minimum of 12 months.
Tasting Note
A warm, intense bouquet of ripe, deep red fruits are backed by a hint of sweet
toasted spice. Smooth, velvety and elegant on the palate, attractive notes of ripe
fruits, mocha and spice envelope the well integrated tannins. An excellent freshness
and roundness engages through to the fine finish.
Serving Suggestion
Serve with red meats, game and mature cheese
Grape
Merlot 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Carmenère 5%

Tasting notes - A warm, intense bouquet of ripe, deep red fruits are backed by a hint of sweet toasted spice. Smooth, velvety and elegant on the palate, attractive notes of ripe fruits, mocha and spice envelope the well integrated tannins. An excellent freshness and roundness engages through to the fine finish.

Château Boutisse  Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2014

 

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Data sheet

Vintage
2014
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Château Boutisse Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2014

Country - France

Region - Bordeaux

Grape Varieties - Merlot 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Carmenère 5%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Boutisse

Tasting notes - A warm, intense bouquet of ripe, deep red fruits are backed by a hint of sweet toasted spice. Smooth, velvety and elegant on the palate, attractive notes of ripe fruits, mocha and spice envelope the well integrated tannins. An excellent freshness and roundness engages through to the fine finish.

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