Futures 2016 : Releases of the day
Today, Chateau Lagrange, Chateau Malescot St Exupery, Chateau Phelan Segur, Chateau Rauzan-Gassies from the Saint-Julien, Margaux & Saint-Estephe appellations announced the releases of their 2016 vintages.
Chateau Lagrange – Saint-Julien
A Classified 3rd Growth in the Saint–Julien appellation, Chateau Lagrange has a very long and rich history. Its history starts in the Gallo-Roman period. It was not until the 18th century that its notoriety began to spread. Over centuries, the property has had many different owners. It has belonged to the Japanese group Suntory since 1983. The 118 hectares of vines are located on günzian gravel, clay-limestone, and sandy gravel. The red grape varieties planted elegantly represent the terroir of the Medoc: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
Chateau Malescot St Exupery- Margaux
Chateau Malescot Saint-Exupery is a 3rd Growth Classified in 1855. The property owes its name to Simon Malescot, who purchased the property in 1697. Malescot was also King Louis XIV’s advisor. In 1897, the Count of Saint-Exupery became the new owner, adding his title to the chateau. Extending over an area of 27 hectares the vineyard produces: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The vines are planted on Pyrenean gravel. The Zuger family (owners since 1950) strives to perfectly combine the terroir and know-how, to produce seductive and promising wines.
Chateau Phelan Segur – Saint-Estephe
Chateau Phelan Segur is a Cru bourgeois in the Saint-Estephe appellation. The chateau was created by Irish families in the middle of the 18th century, in particular a young wine merchant named Bernard O’Phelan. The 70 hectare property is now owned by the group Gardinier & Fils. The vineyard uses its marvellous terroir, which is composed of clay-gravel soil and a sandy-gravel sub-soil. The grape varieties planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
Chateau Rauzan-Gassies – Margaux
2nd Classified Growth in 1855, Chateau Rauzan- Gassies is a property of 30 hectares in the Margaux appellation. The soil is deep and composed of gravel and sand. Mr. Rauzan became the owner of the fiefdom at the beginning of Louis XIV’s reign. The chateau benefits from an ideal vineyard location with the production of exceptional red wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Chateau Rauzan-Gassies is a historical property that is evolving.
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