Château La Tessonnière Cru Artisan Médoc 2015

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Château La Tessonnière Cru Artisan Médoc 2015

Country - France

Region - Bordeaux

Grape Varieties - Merlot 52%, Cabernet Sauvignon 46%, Cabernet Franc 2%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château La Tessonière

Tasting notes - Made by the 5th generation of winemakers, this claret is marked by fine blackcurrant and raspberry fruits, with an elegant touch of spice. Lively and balanced on the palate, with fine tannins, it has a deliciously rounded finish.

Château La Tessonnière Cru Artisan Médoc 2015

Made by the 5th generation of winemakers, this is a
wine that is marked by fine blackcurrant and raspberry
fruits with a touch of liquorice and a rounded finish.


Producer Note
The Chevreux family originated from St. Aubin de Blaye and acquired the vineyards
in Civrac-en-Médoc and in Bégadan at the beginning of the last century. At this
time, Alphonse Chevreux established the Château la Tessonière. He named the
château after ‘Tessoun’ which formerly in Gascon dialect meant ‘badger burrow’ as
the estate was full of them. In 1995, Cédric Colemyn, the great-grandson of founder
Alphonse Chevreux and the fifth generation of winemakers took over the running of
the Château. Having studied viticulture and oenology, he brought with him a
dynamic vision and invested in the vineyards, resulting in the Cru Artisan designation.


Vintage
2015 has been hailed as an exceptional vintage in Bordeaux. 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
perfect maturity. The fruit-driven wines have excellent balance and poise with good
ageing potential.


Vineyard
The 18 hectare estate is situated in Civrac en Médoc and Bégaden on the left side
of the Gironde estuary, approximately 70 km north-west of Bordeaux. The estate is
managed sustainably and Château Tessonière holds the Haute Valeur
Environmentale (HVE3) certification, which officially recognises the environmental
performance of winegrowers, including biodiversity conservation, plant protection
strategies, managed fertiliser use and water resource management. The estate is
primarily planted with the Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with
smaller parcels of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The 25-year-old vines
are planted at a density of 6,500 vines per hectare on clay limestone ridges. These
slightly oily soils constitute a balanced soil; combining the freshness and humidity of
the clay with the filtering properties of the limestone. The fruit benefits from the
temperate climate and the sunny exposure of the plots. The grapes are harvested
when they have reached optimum maturity levels, following tastings and oenological
analysis of sample bunches from each plot on the estate.


Winemaking
The grapes from each plot were carefully selected and totally destemmed.
Traditional vinification took place with fermentation in stainless steel tanks and
concrete vats at controlled temperatures averaging 26°C. Twice daily pump-overs
ensured the desired level of extraction and aeration of the wine. Following
vinification, the wine was aged in 18 months in vat before being bottled without
fining, in order to preserve the quality and fruity characteristics.


Tasting Note
Made by the 5th generation of winemakers, this claret is marked by fine blackcurrant
and raspberry fruits, with an elegant touch of spice. Lively and balanced on the
palate, with fine tannins, it has a deliciously rounded finish.


Grape
Merlot 52%, Cabernet Sauvignon 46%, Cabernet Franc 2%

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