Futures 2016 : Releases of the day
Today, Chateau Giscours Chateau La Dominique, Chateau Pavie-Macquin & Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere from the Margaux, Saint-Emilion & Pessac-Leognan appellations announced the releases of their 2016 vintages.
Chateau Giscours – Margaux
Produced in the Margaux appellation, Chateau Giscours is Classified 3rd Growth. Its history dates back to the 14th century. The property is currently 94 hectares. The terroir is ideal and consists of gravel from the Garonne, which allows the grapes to maintain the perfect temperature and mature properly. Chateau Giscours is a wine made for connoisseurs that exudes its complexity and elegance, while slowly evolving over time.Chateau Giscours Futures 2016
Chateau La Dominique – Saint-Emilion
The first traces of Chateau La Dominique date back to 1690. Jean Micheau, a carpenter, was the first owner. This Class B 1st Growth from Saint–Emilion is named after the famous Caribbean island, thanks to the wealthy merchant Pierre de Beymelle. The castle has been owned by the Fayat Group since 1969. The vineyard grows 81% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon planted on brown clay and a sub-soil of sand.Chateau La Dominique Futures 2016
Chateau Pavie-Macquin – Saint-Emilion
Chateau Pavie-Macquin has a very rich history, one that dates back to 1887. Albert Macquin, was one of the pioneers grafting plants that were insensitive to phylloxera. He participated in protecting the vineyards of Saint-Emilion. Today there are 14 hectares of land used for production. The estate has practiced biodynamic wine growing since 1990. The Merlot and Cabernet Franc grown on clay and limestone are magnificent. Chateau Pavie-Macquin is more than worthy of its Class B Classified First Growth title.Chateau Pavie-Macquin Futures 2016
Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere – Pessac-Leognan
Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere is a Graves Classified Growth. Formerly known as Domaine de Lagraviere, the vineyard was purchased at the end of the XVIII century by Count Hippolyte Maures de Malartic. It wasn’t until the property was purchased in 1850, by Madame Arnaud Ricard, that the name changed to Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere. The Bonnie family has dramatically modernized the property since 1997, with the help from oenologist Michel Rolland. The vineyard has a total area of 46 hectares with clay and gravel soil on a bed of limestone and clay, which is very typical of Pessac–Leognan. The varieties planted are 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Futures 2016
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