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Chateau Chante Alouette Saint Emilion Grand Cru

Chateau Chante Alouette

Classification of Wine

AOC St Emilion Grand Cru

Varietal:  80% Merlot  20% Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2012

Soil:  Sand & Clay

Vineyard age:  25 years

Yield:  35,000 bottles

ABV:  13%

 

Chateau Chante-Alouette was taken over in 1995 by the D’Arfeuille family.  Benoit d’Arfeuille gave a n ew lease of life to this estate by increasing the size of the vineyard and by introducing wine making methods that married tradition and the latest technology.  Chante-Alouette means the song of a lark.

Chateau Pavie and Chateau la Gaffeliere as neighbors, Chateau Change-Alouette is close to the medieval town of Saint Emilion.  The soil is sandy with veins of clay running through it and contributes elegance and softness to the wines.

Tasting Notes

Red fruit on the bouquet,  black cherries,  toasty notes and hints of vanilla.  On the mid-palate, lively, fresh and clean. Soft and velvety, with a long delicate finish of cedary notes , chocolate and ripe berries, soft tannins and acidity . A wine of finesse.

Aged in French barriques 12-14 months, one third of the barrels are nw.

Pairing with hard cheeses, grilled seafood dishes,  roasted meat with spice and deeper flavors.

Serving temperature 17/18C

 

Packaging Information

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Bottles/Case:  6

Case Size: 12”x10”x7”

Full Weight Case: 17lb

 

 

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