Saint-Estèphe is one of the largest communal appellations of the Médoc, with a surface area of 1370 hectares. The vineyard is planted on well-drained gravel outcrops which protect the vines from excessive humidity. The sub soil, made up of clay and limestone, gives the wines their unique personality. Saint-Estèphe wines are tannic, deep and powerful and with age they take on body, fruitiness and delicacy.
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet sauvignon
WINEMAKING AND AGEING
Destemming and crushing of the grapes. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature with selected yeasts and maceration of the skins. To obtain a wine for ageing, rich in tannins, this takes 3 to 4 weeks. Aged on staves.
Serve at between 16 and 18°C with red meat or a cheese platter.
Attractive deep red colour. Nose of ripe fruit, pleasantly oaky, fine. Full on the palate, fruity, lightly toasted with well-integrated tannins.