Chateau Boutisse Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2016

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Chateau Boutisse Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2016

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. 

Chateau Boutisse Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2016

A classically styled and elegant Saint-Émilion with notes of
cedar, ripe blackcurrants and dark chocolate through to
a long and full flavoured finish.
Producer Note
Château Boutisse was purchased in 1996 by winemaker and oenologist Xavier
Milhade. The Milhade family has been making wine in the Libournais region since 1938
and today, Xavier’s children Elodie and Marc run the Château. It is located in the
commune of Saint Christophe des Bardes, one of the top communes in AOC 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. In 2017, Château Boutisse was certified Haute
Valeur Environmentale Level 3.
Vintage
2016 has been lauded as an excellent and classic vintage. Bordeaux saw a wet spring
in 2016, which built up the soil water reserves nourishing the vines throughout the
exceptionally dry summer which followed. The glorious, warm, dry days were coupled
with cool nights, perfect for grape maturation and concentration of flavours. Rainfall in
September revitalised the vines. 2016 produced small, ripe grapes and the wines are
marked by structured tannins, balancing acidity and superb aromatics.
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 35 year old vines are trained according
to the double Guyot method and were grafted onto American rootstocks. Manual leaf
removal and green harvesting takes place in order to retain only the best bunches of
these high quality grapes. Château Boutisse is certified High Environmental Value (HVE)
Level 3 and it places great emphasis on the quality and biodiversity of its soils, which
are tilled instead of using chemical preparations. Oats and mustard are grown to
produce ‘green’ manure in order to eliminate the need for fertilisers and grass cover
crops are planted. The grapes are hand-harvested.
Winemaking
Vinification takes place parcel by parcel in a new state-of-the-art winery. The concrete
tanks are located underground, which facilitates running off the wine by gravity. The
small, squat thermo-regulated tanks optimise the cap-juice ratio, thereby improving
extraction. The grapes were cold soaked, followed by traditional vinification. A
proportion of the fruit was fermented in 500 litre oak barrels. Malolactic conversion took
place in new oak barrels, followed by ageing on the fine lees in French oak barrels for
12 to 15 months.
Tasting Note
An intense bouquet of ripe, deep red fruits is backed by a hint of sweet toasted spice.
Smooth, velvety and elegant on the palate, attractive mocha, caramel and toasted
notes envelop well integrated tannins through to a fine finish.
Grape
Merlot 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Carmenère 5%

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