Futures 2016 : Releases of the day
Today, Chateau Gloria, Chateau Saint-Pierre, Chateau Fleur Cardinale, Chateau Palmer& Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse from the Saint-Julien, Saint-Emilion, Margaux & Pauillac appellations announced their releases of the 2016 vintages.
Chateau Gloria – Saint-Julien
Created by Henri Martin, Chateau Gloria has 50 hectares and two plots of land that are Classified Growths. The grape varieties planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The vines are, on average, 40 years old. The terroir is composed of günzian gravel on a clay-sand subsoil.
Chateau Saint-Pierre – Saint-Julien
Created in the 17th century, Chateau Saint-Pierre is a Classified 4th Growth in the Saint-Julien appellation. It was broken up due to numerous inheritances, and then rebuilt by Henri Martin in 1982. His son-in-law, Jean-Louis Triaud, took over the property. The vineyard covers an area of 17 hectares, with vines that are on average 50 years old. The varieties planted are: Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), Merlot (15%), and Cabernet Franc (10%). The terroir is typical of the Medoc, with günzian gravel and a sandy-clay subsoil. Chateau Saint-Pierre, since it was purchased by Domain Henri Martin, is the perfect embodiment of wines from Saint-Julien.Chateau Saint-Pierre- Futures 2016
Chateau Fleur Cardinale – Saint-Emilion
Chateau Fleur Cardinale is a Classified Growth in the Saint-Emilion appellation. Florence and Dominique Decoster took over the property in 2001, striving to produce quality wines that embody the Saint-Emilion terroir. Chateau Fleur Cardinale extends over 23.5 hectares and is planted on soils of clay and limestone in the middle of hillsides. The grape varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.Chateau Fleur Cardinale – Futures 2016
Chateau Palmer – Margaux
Chateau Palmer is a Classified 3rd Growth in Margaux with a rich history. The property stretches out over 66 hectares and has 3 grape varieties planted: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. With the poor soil, the work of the vine is carried out with precision. Thanks to its unique style, the wines of Chateau Palmer possess an exceptional aging potential.Chateau Palmer – Futures 2016
Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse – Pauillac
With its rich history, Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse was named after Arnaud Ducasse. Arnaud purchased a house in Pauillac in the 17th century along the Lafite River, before Pierre Ducasse founded the property. This 5th Classified Growth has been owned by CA Grand Crus since 2004. CA Grand Crus produces the property’s wines. The vineyard is a terroir composed of gravel from the Garonne and gritstone. The grape varieties planted on the 3 plot, 40 hectare property are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse Futures 2016
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