Château du Taillan has been a family property since 1896, but today it is above all a modern story, told by women. Five sisters hold the reins of the Château located at the gates of Bordeaux and the Médoc. Each with their own personality, they write the history of the property and perpetuate this passion for viticulture and this historical heritage. It is under this feminine aura that Château du Taillan has been able to renew itself over time.
Grapes: 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc.
MEDOC FRANÇOISE - STÉPHANE DIEF
Municipality: Saint-Christoly de Médoc & Couquèques
Area: 18 ha
Type of soil: 40% Clay / Limestone - 30% Grave Clay - 30% Grave Sandblast
Grape Varieties: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon / 45% Merlot / 6% Cabernet Franc / 4% Petit Verdot Planting Density: Between 9 000 and 10 000 Feet / ha
Vineyard age: Average 40 years
Cultural practices: Weed on 70% of the vineyard, tillage on one part of the vineyard, duplication if necessary, systematic manual stripping, thinning of clusters if necessary, organic amendment, reasoned phytosanitary treatments and biotechnological control method(Spruce).
Harvest: Manual in crates, Merlot and Cabernet Franc between September 27 and October 7, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot from 14 to October 20.
Yield his / ha: about 1 kg of grapes per vine (6 to 8 bunches / foot) is 50 his / ha.
Winemaking: Double sorting of grapes before and after destemming on vibratory tables and vatting with peristaltic pump (cold pre-fermentation 8 ° to 10 ° for 48 to 72 h) traditional vinification by concrete vat winding, draining in vats, pressing with vertical press.
Aging: Malolactic fermentation in vats, total aging in barrels 50% of 1 wine, 50% of 2 wines, during 12 months.
Assembly of the presented wine: 88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. Bottling: In the closed, without gluing, light filtration 16 18 months after the harvest.
The vinifications are carried out at low temperature; the extractions are made by reassembly in the concrete vat and only by manual punching in the wooden vat.
Maceration of 20 days during which the lees are resuspended daily in order to bring texture, mellowness, coating to the wine.
Pressing of the marcs by vertical press cage wood.
All the press wines are separated from the wines of gout waiting for assemblages.
Clos Manou: 80 to 90% of the wines are aged 17 months in new barrels exclusively in wood of French origin, with a medium heat.
10 to 20% of the wines are aged in ovoid vats (concrete eggs) of 7 hectoliters for 12 months in order to maintain freshness and purity. For about 10 weeks, we operate a weekly stirring by rotating the barrels in order to put the lees in suspension and bring to the wine a creamy texture which amplifies the mid-palate.
Little Manou: we operate in the same spirit and with the same philosophy as for our great wine, but to preserve the balance of the wine, a breeding of 12 months is carried out in the old barrels of Clos Manou.
Only two rackings are made during the breeding.
The bottling is done without sticking with a light filtration, always under cover of carbon dioxide to avoid any premature oxidation.
Château ARNAULD HAUT MEDOC 2018 75CL
EXCEPTIONAL CRU BOURGEOIS
le Chateau Cambon La Pelouse is located on the highest plots of the commune of Macau, on the road to Margaux and Pauillac. Three wines are produced there, including Château Cambon The vines, spread over 60 hectares, are planted there on a soil of large gravel which guarantees excellent drainage and cultivated according to the model of reasoned control.
Grapes: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot
Château LESTAGE HAUT MEDOC 2018 75CL
EXCEPTIONAL CRU BOURGEOIS
Château Lestage has been a family property of the Chanfreau family for 50 years. Its vineyard covers 42 hectares in the commune of Listrac-Médoc and 9 hectares in the commune of Moulis en Médoc. Its vines occupy the highest point of the Médoc, the Puy de Menjon, at 43 meters above sea level.
In the heart of the vineyard, set in lush greenery, stands the Château Lestage, a magnificent Napoleon III building, built in 1870 to plans by the architect Minvielle.
The name "Lestage" would be the name of the family who owned the land in the 1925th century. The estate was mainly developed in the XNUMXth century thanks to the Saint Guirons family, which remained the owners until XNUMX.
Several families followed one another through periods of war and crisis until the arrival of Marcel Chanfreau, who acquired the estate in 1963. His grandchildren now ensure family continuity.
Grapes: 62% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot
Located in strict alignment with Margaux to the south and Saint-Julien to the north, the town of Lamarque is the highest point in the Médoc, some 30 meters above sea level.
The 40 hectares of vines of Château Malescasse crown these famous gravelly hilltops, a traditional Médoc name designating these hills with very gentle curves, formed by large sheets of alluvium deposited in the Quaternary by the Garonne.
White grape varieties (2 ha): Sémillon 50% - Sauvignon 45% - Muscadelle 5%
Aging: 80% barrel - 20% stainless steel tank.
Chateau POUJEAUX 2000
EA= Damaged label
Moulis in Red Medoc
Grapes 50 % Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet franc
Second Wine The Poujeaux room
Perched on the superb gravel hilltops of Grand Poujeaux, the Château Poujeaux vineyard extends in one piece to the northeast of Moulis.
Conquered by its wines and aware of the potential of its terroir, the Cuvelier family brings a decisive touch of modernity and raises the property to the rank of essential of the great wines of Bordeaux.
Today Matthieu Cuvelier and Christophe Labenne actively co-manage Château Poujeaux with enthusiasm and determination to perpetuate and transmit the family and team spirit of Château Poujeaux. Involved and experienced, the teams of the vineyard and the cellar follow with ardor the technical advice given by Stéphane Derenoncourt.
Château CHASSE SPLEEN 2015 MAGNUM
Moulis in Red Medoc
Grapes 73% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot
Second Wine The Spleen Hunting Hermitage, The Spleen Hunting Oratory.
Comments of the Castle
Château Chasse-Spleen is located in Moulis-en-Médoc, it is a cru bourgeois, described by many amateurs as exceptional. With its famous surname, Château Chasse-Spleen makes the quality of Moulis wines resonate all over the planet. When still young, the great Château wine offers a seductive bouquet shared between pepper, black cherries and red fruits, while as it ages, plum and cocoa take over. Its balanced palate, its melted tannins and its great elegance are the perfect remedy to chase away Spleen.
History of the Château
The estate built by Mr Gressier in 1720, on the road leading to Pauillac, is called Grand Poujeaux. A century later, the property splits into two, the first castle is called Poujeaux-Gressier, like its founder, and the second Poujeaux Castaing which his daughter Lucrèce will inherit. Lucrèce's daughter-in-law, Rosa Ferrière, takes the reins of the estate when her husband dies. She remembers the legend behind the illustrious name that will soon be that of the estate: Chasse Spleen. His great-grandfather had welcomed and watered the famous English poet Lord Byron, the latter would then have complimented this wine which had no equal to chase away the "spleen". This is why Rosa will choose this unusual name for its ability to mark the spirits. Chasse Spleen was bought in 1912 by the Segnitz family, wine merchants in Bremen. Under their aegis, this Moulis experienced a boom in notoriety in North Germany. Two years later, war broke out, and at its end, as property belonging to the enemy, Chasse-Spleen was confiscated.
In 1922, Prosper Lahary bought Château Chasse-Spleen. On the strength of his forest properties in the Landes, he created the first underground cellar in the Médoc in 1964, Chasse Spleen was then considered the first of the bourgeois crus, judged to be exceptional in 1919 during a classification that was unfortunately never registered. in the Official Journal. In 1976, the Merlaut family, already owners of chateaux and traders, bought the chateau. Within the Merlaut group, which includes illustrious properties such as Château Gruaud Larose, Château Chasse-Spleen continues its qualitative ascent.
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