The 2016 Primeurs campaign continues today with the following releases from Margaux, Saint-Emilion and Pomerol.
Chateau d’Issan – Margaux
Chateau d’Issan is an 1855 Classified 3rd Growth from the Margaux appellation with a strong and rich history. In 1152, it was used for the marriage of Alienor d’Aquitaine and Henri Plantagenet (known as La Mothe-Cantenac). The Essenault family is responsible for naming Chateau d’Issan. The estate is now co-managed by the Cruse family, and Francoise and Jacky Lorenzetti. Chateau d’Issan is a vineyard of 44 hectares producing Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon on gravel and clay. The attention and precise vinification that the vines receive and undergo are the reason that this incredible wine is highly coveted.Chateau d’Issan En Primeurs
Chateau La Mondotte – Saint-Emilion
The property of Chateau La Mondatte, dates back to the 19th century, is a Classified First Growth in the Saint-Emilion appellation. The 4.5 hectare vineyard has Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon planted on clay-limestone soil with a silt sub-soil. Its facilities were built by the Wine Commission, and now Chateau La Mondotte is a world-famous classified growth.Chateau La Mondotte En Primeurs
Clos Fourtet – Saint-Emilion
1st Grand Cru Class B in the Saint-Emilion appellation, Clos Fourtet has belonged to Philippe Cuvelier since 2001. The chateau’s name comes from its history and location. It was a former “camp fortet” (small fort) which was used to defend the town of Saint-Emilion. “Clos” (enclosed plot) is a tribute to the wall surrounding the 20 hectare vineyard that is constructed from calcareous stones from the soil. The terroir is composed of clay and limestone soil. The grape varieties planted are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. They are planted using biological treatments and biodynamic farming. The historic know-how of Clos Fourtet and its ideal soil make it possible to produce wines with outstanding potential.Clos Fourtet En Primeurs
Chateau La Violette – Pomerol
Chateau La Violette is a small property that covers an area of 1.8 hectares. It’s located on the plateau of “La Violette”, in between Chateau Trotanoy and Chateau Le Pin. The terroir is gravel and clay on a bed of iron. The vines, only Merlot, have been planted since before 1956.Château La Violette En Primeurs
Chateau Le Gay – Pomerol
Chateau Le Gay is now owned by Pere-Verge Vineyards. The property extends over 10.5 hectares of land in Pomerol. The terroir is composed of clay and gravel soil. The two grape varieties planted are Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The majority of vines are Merlot, and both grape varieties profit marvellously and produce an excellent wine.Château Le Gay En Primeurs
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