Saint Georges Saint Emilion
60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
With the festive period looming, there are few better wines to enjoy with your Christmas day feast than a good old claret. Therefore, we are absolutely delighted to invite you to discover this stonking wine from one of Bordeaux’s leading winemakers Pascal Delbeck who, for twenty years, was responsible for the wines produced at Ausone for Ms Chalon-Dubois (co-owner until 1997) and continues to make the wine at neighbouring Chateau Bélair, Ier Cru Classé St Emilion.
About Saint Emilion –
Saint-Émilion is one of the principal red wine areas of Bordeaux on the right side of the river Gironde, along with the Médoc, Graves and Pomerol. The primary grape varieties used are Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with relatively small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon also being used by some châteaux.
Appellation Saint Georges –
Facing the Saint Emilion plateau, from which it is separated only by the small river Barbanne, the terroir of Saint Georges has a remarkable geological make-up and benefits from unique weather patterns. Its soils are almost exclusively clayey limestone with uniform well-drained slopes and a Southerly to South-Westerly exposure that provides maximum sunshine right up to harvest time. These privileged natural conditions help ensure that the grapes are perfectly ripe and reach their optimal expression.
Tasting Notes –
A very deep garnet red. The nose is exotic, tarry, and spicy. Very good attack, silky smooth, ripe black fruit, good body, tannins very finely integrated. Youthful and supple. An elegant wine with a long finish. Saint Emilion at its very best – you’d struggle to get this quality at 3 times the price!!! Goes perfectly with all roasts and red meats.