2012 Château Cantemerle Grand Cru Haut Medoc Bordeaux

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  • Appelation: Haut Médoc
    Grape varieties: 2001 assemblage is composed of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon - 43% Merlot - 3% Petit Verdot - 7% Cabernet Franc
    Tasting note: Score 90. Pretty blackberry and blueberry character with medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. jamessuckling.com (Writes for the The Wine Spectator)
    Food pairing: Enjoy with poultry or veal roast beginning in 2015
    Location: Bordeaux France - Haut Medoc
    Size of the vineyard / Total Production: 94 hectares (8300 plants per hectare) / 400 000 bottles
    Terroir / Soil: Silica and gravel soils of the quaternary era
    Vinification: Ageing for 12 months in french oak barrels(medium toast) which 50% are new An ultra light fining is done but no filtration occurs prior to bottling
    Age of vines: 30 years

    Name: 2012 Château Cantemerle Grand Cru Haut Medoc Bordeaux
    Area: haut médoc bordeaux (see Map)
  • Château Cantemerle is a winery in the Haut-Médoc appellation of the Bordeaux wine region of France, in the commune of Macau. The wine produced here was the final estate to be classified as one of eighteen Cinquièmes Crus (Fifth Growths) in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
    Its absence from the classification map featured at the 1855 Exposition Universelle de Paris created some controversy, even though it has been listed on all maps published after 1856. Some sources will include an asterisk next to Château Cantemerle listing in reference to this controversy. The estate has a long history in the Haut-Médoc with records detailing its existence since at least the 12th century and wine production since at least the 14th century. In the 19th century, the estate was hard hit by the phylloxera epidemic as well as grapevine attacks of downy mildew, after which production dropped nearly 50%. Towards the end of the 20th century, the estate was sold to French insurance group Les Mutuelles d'Assurance du Bâtiment et des Travaux Public who have contributed significant investment in the estate's vineyards and winemaking facilities.(excerpt from wikipedia)
    Learn more about the chateau on their website http://www.cantemerle.com/chateau

Category: Bordeaux, Haut Médoc, Red

Type: Wine

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