From 45 year old vines grown on one hectare in the gravelly hillsides of Pauillac. The two types of grapes are harvested by hand and vinified separately before blending. Monsieur Mirande harvests in a single day or perhaps two, waiting for the Cabernet to ripen before picking. The Merlot, maturing earlier, is thus left on the vine to achieve a level of “surmaturité” which adds to Chantecler’s unique and compelling character. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrel. Elevage takes place in a mix of new (60%) and one-year-old (40%) French barriques over the course of 16 to 18 months before being bottled unfiltered. Approximately 3500 bottles are produced annually, with approximately one-third of the production now dedicated to the US market.
Chateau Chantecler | Pauillac, France 2011
Brutishly powerful yet elegantly refined.
- Vintage-year: 2011
- Sub-region: Pauillac
- Region: Bordeaux
- Country: France
- Grape-variety: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
- Size: 750ml
- Color: Red
- Price-range: $50-75
|Dimensions||4.75 × 4.75 × 16 in|
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