Chateau Cantemerle Les Allees de Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2015

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Chateau Cantemerle Les Allees de Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2015

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 2015

A classy and approachable Bordeaux with aromas of
blackcurrant combined with bell pepper, all
complemented by cedar oak and a touch of tobacco.
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.
Vintage
Generous flowering took place followed by a hot, dry early summer. August was slightly
cooler and damper, followed by good weather in September enabling the grapes to
reach full maturity. Generally, the harvest took place earlier than the previous year. 2015
has been cited as a great modern Bordeaux vintage of excellent quality.
Vineyard
Situated in the Haut-Médoc, the Château de Cantermerle vineyard covers 91 hectares
of vines. The soils are silica-gravel, which is 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 Médoc Double
Guyot method and are grafted onto the phylloxera-resistant 3309-10114 Riparia Gloire
rootstock.
Winemaking
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.
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.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 40%
Winemaker: Gregory Thibault
Region: Bordeaux
Subregion: Haut-Médoc
Country: France
Alcohol: 13%

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