Futures 2016 : Releases of the day
Today, Chateau Carbonnieux , Chateau Gazin, Chateau Trottevieille & Chateau du Domaine de l’Eglise from the Pessac-Leognan, Pomerol & Saint Emilion appellations announced the releases of their 2016 vintage.
Chateau Carbonnieux – Pessac-Leognan
Grand Cru from Graves in the Pessac-Leognan appellation, Chateau Carbonnieux is one of the first vineyards of Bordeaux. The history of the property goes back to the Middle Ages. Its name comes from the Carbonius family (or Carbonnieu) that cleaned and planted vines in Leognan at the beginning of the 13th century. Ramon Carbonnieu was the first caretaker of the vines. The terroir of the domain is exceptionally rich, composed of several different compositions such as: clay, gravel, limestone, or sand. There are 50 hectares dedicated to red wine, in particular Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Chateaux Carbonnieux’s know-how and reputation are both classic and legendary.Chateau Carbonnieux – Futures 2016
Chateau Gazin – Pomerol
Chateau Gazin is an ancient village from the 18th century. Legend is that the chateau was built on the former site of the Pomeyrol Hospital (before it was spelled Pomerol), which was built to receive pilgrims traveling to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. The vineyard extends over 26 hectares on soil composed günzian gravel, blue and green clay, and iron oxides.Chateau Gazin- Futures 2016
Chateau Trottevieille- St. Emilion
Chateau Trottevielle is named after the legend of an elderly lady who lived in the house a few centuries ago. She would trot to stage-coaches and ask about the news. Class B First Growth in the Saint-Emilion appellation. The wine is an expert blend of 10 hectares of wine. The vines planted are Merlot (55%), Cabernet Franc (40%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). The terroir is composed of red soil and limestone. The average vine is 47 years old, which is quite rare, because there is a small part of the root that avoided the phylloxera catastrophe.Chateau Trottevieille- Futures 2016
Chateau du Domaine de l’Eglise – Pomerol
Chateau du Domaine de l’Eglise is owned by the Casteja family in the Pomerol appellation. The majority of the vines are Merlot (90%), which are planted on a terroir typical of the Right Bank. Each vintage produced by Chateau du Domaine de l’Eglise can be summarized in one phrase: the search for elegance. The wines produced by the property are round, elegant, and powerfully aromatic.Chateau du Domaine de l’Eglise – Futures 2016
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