Futures 2016 : Releases of the day
Today, Chateau Grand Corbin d’Espagne, Chateau de Sales Chateau La Gaffeliere, Chateau Siaurac & Chateau Vray Croix de Gay from the Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, and Lalande de Pomerol appellations announced their releases of the 2016 vintages.
Chateau Grand Corbin- Despagne – Saint-Emilion
Chateau Grand Corbin Despagne is a Classified Growth from St. Emilion. The castle has existed since the 17th century. The family estate is currently run by the 7th generation of the Despagne family. The 26.8 hectare estate produces Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon on sandy-clay and iron soil. Today, Chateau Grand-Corbin Despagne perpetuates its know-how focusing on its tradition and implementing modernity.
Chateau de Sales – Pomerol
Chateau de Sales is the largest property in the Pomerol appellation with 47.50 hectares. The castle itself was built in the 17th century and is incredibly elegant. The terroir is typical of Pomerol and has gravel, sand, clay, and iron. The grape varieties planted by Bruno de Lambert and his sisters are 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Chateau La Gaffeliere – Saint-Emilion
Chateau La Gaffeliere has existed for centuries, and has continued to produce great wines. The first records of vines were found as early as the 4th century. For more than 300 years, the Malet Roquefort family has handed down the Saint-Emilion Classified First Growth from generation to generation. The vines planted are Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Franc (20%) on diverse soil composed of limestone and sand. The historical know-how and meticulous care given to the vines make it possible to produce wines that are the truest expressions of the terroir.
Chateau Siaurac – Lalande de Pomerol
Owned by Paul Goldschmidt, Chateau Siaurac is a 41.7 hectare vineyard located in the Lalande de Pomerol appellation. The terroir is composed of gravel, clay, and sand. The grape varieties planted are 74% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Malbec. In order to preserve biodiversity the property has invested in environmentally friendly cultivation techniques. Since 2016, they have started a five year plan to convert to 100% organic farming.
Chateau Vray Croix de Gay – Lalande de Pomerol
Chateau Vray Croix de Gay is a property in the Pomerol appellation that belongs to Paul Goldschmidt. The property’s 9 parcels of land were recently converted to following organic farming principles and guidelines. The soil is composed of gravel. The 3.36 hectares are home to Merlot (85%) and Cabernet Franc (15%) grapes. This wine stands out due to its complexity, diversity and magnificent sensuality all while respecting the terroir of Pomerol.Chateau Vray Croix de Gay – Futures 2016
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