Chateau Cantemerle Les Allees de Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2014

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Chateau Cantemerle Les Allees de Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2014

Country - France

Region - Bordeaux

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 82%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Merlot 8%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Cantemerle

Tasting notes - 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.

Chateau Cantemerle Les Allees de Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2014

A traditional and deeply coloured Bordeaux with
aromas of blackcurrant combined with bell pepper, all
complemented by cedar oak and a touch of

Producer Note
Following enormous investment and changes both in the winery and vineyard
management, Château Cantemerle is a Fifth Classed Growth which is proud of its
heritage and justifies its place in the 1855 classification. The Château is home to
three temperature controlled vat rooms with a total capacity of 8,000 litres and the
cellars are all air conditioned, housing over 2,000 barrels. The second wine of
Château Cantemerle comes mainly from the Château’s young vines and is
produced in the same way as its elder brother. Les Allées de Cantemerle has the
same great personality as the Grand Vin, but is ready to drink earlier.

A cool, damp summer nearly hampered the 2014 vintage; fortunately an unusually
warm and dry Indian summer rescued the vintage. The fruit was harvested in good
health and resulted in aromatic wines with supple tannins.

Situated in the Haut-Médoc, the Château 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 9,600 vines
per hectare, yielding between 50 to 55 hectolitres per hectare. The vines are pruned
to the Médoc Double Guyot method and are grafted onto the phylloxera resistant
3309-10114 Riparia Gloire rootstock.

The grapes were manually harvested, destemmed, manually 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
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 French oak barrels, of which 20%
were new. Bottled without filtration and just a very light fining.

Tasting Note
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.

Cabernet Sauvignon 82%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Merlot 8%

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