Chateau Preuillac Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2015

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Chateau Preuillac Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2015

Country - France

Region - Bordeaux

Grape Varieties - Merlot 70%, Cabernet Franc 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%, Petit Verdot 1%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Chateau Preuillac

Tasting notes - A fine, elegant wine with plump red berried fruit and delicate hints of oak spice. Smooth and supple on the palate, with fine tannins and a long, persistent finish. 

Awards
86 - 87 Pts, James Suckling ,
2016
88 Pts, Tim Atkin , 2016

Chateau Preuillac Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2015

A fine, elegant wine with plump berried fruits and delicate
hints of oak spice, smooth and silky on the palate.
ProducerNote
Château Preuillac is an imposing château which dates back to 1869 and is located in
the heart of the Médoc, 10 kilometres to the north of Saint Estèphe. Preuillac received
well-deserved recognition when it was immediately included in the 1932 Crus Bourgeois
classification. Formerly owned by the Mau family, the château has recently been
renovated to exacting standards by its new owners including new conical fermenters.
The vineyard was planted in the 1970s and covers 30 hectares of sustainably farmed
vines, which winemaker Nathalie Billard skilfully translates into a classic, elegant
expression of the Médoc.
Vintage
2015 has been hailed as an excellent 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 full maturity. The
wines have power and precision, particularly from the right bank appellations and
many outstanding wines have been made from lesser appellations.
Vineyard
Château Preuillac is located in the heart of the Médoc. The vineyard covers 30
hectares on a single site. The soils vary with 50% of the vineyard being clay, limestone
and gravel soils; 25% gravel soils and 25% sandy-gravel. The average age of the vines is
40 years. The vineyard is managed according to the principles of ‘la lutte raisonnée’, or
sustainable viticulture. The soils are cultivated in order to limit the use of herbicides; and
sprayings are only used when absolutely necessary. Much of the work in the vineyard is
done by hand, such as green harvesting and debudding in order to optimise the
quality of the harvest.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully destemmed and fermented in thermo-regulated wooden
tanks. Fermentation started off at cool temperatures and lasted between eight to 10
days, during which the wine was oxygenated by daily pumping over and rack and
returns. The temperature was increased during vinification finishing at 28°C. 70% of the
wine was matured in French oak barrels, from different cooperages, for a period of 12
months. Part malolactic fermentation took place in the barrels.
TastingNote
A fine, elegant wine with plump red berried fruit and delicate hints of oak spice.
Smooth and supple on the palate, with fine tannins and a long, persistent finish.
Grape
Merlot 70%, Cabernet Franc 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%, Petit Verdot 1%

Awards
86 - 87 Pts, James Suckling ,
2016
88 Pts, Tim Atkin , 2016

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