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Chateau St Georges St Emilion Rouge 2016

Chateau St Georges St Emilion Rouge 2016

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Tasting Notes

The Chateau St Georges Saint Emilion has a deep garnet hue in the glass. Gently cooked plums, blackberries and cassis on the nose with subtle notes of forest floor and bark. On the fuller side of medium bodied to taste. Those earthy characters are what I notice first, giving off a rustic charm to the wine supported by supple black and purple fruits. A real favourite for our customers in store, and a wine of great versatility. - Pete L

The history of Saint-Georges goes back to Gallo - Roman times. The domain extended over 1000 'arpents' which represents 263 hectares and corresponds approximately to the surface of the entire parish of Saint-Georges. The Château Saint-Georges and its land was sold on 27 October 1602 by Henry IV to Jean Barbot for a sum of 1500 pounds. The purchaser attained, in addition, the title of Baron. It was the 'Sieur de Bouchereau' the new and last Baron of Saint-Georges who commissioned the reputed neo-classical architect Victor Louis (Grand Theatre of Bordeaux, Place de Palais Royal in Paris) to reconstruct the feudal château in 1772, keeping nevertheless the four corner towers. If the Revolution spared this jewel of 18th century architecture, phylloxera destroyed its vines and the estate started to go downhill. It passed though the hands of several owners until 19 November 1891 when it was purchased by Pétrus Desbois who restored the vineyards by grafting the French vines with American rootstocks.

The estate has changed hands several times since the French Revolution until it was bought by Petrus Desbois in 1891, to be used as his summer residence. Since then it has remained a private family home and vineyard, carefully nurtured by each generation. The first Petrus Desbois resuscitated the beleaguered vineyards by grafting French vines onto American rootstock. Then in 1945, his son Petrus Desbois took over and it was under his stewardship that Saint-Georges began producing a world-renowned wine. Today, his son Georges Desbois presides over the estate, and creates well-balanced, elegant wines, celebrated for their ability to age.

Like all Bordeaux winemakers, Saint-Georges does not irrigate its vineyards, relying on natures generosity for the perfect mixture of rain, soil and sunshine. Each vintage is truly unique, and every step is monitored by the estate-owners with a dedication to quality over quantity. In June, they begin pruning leaves to give the grapes just the right exposure to sun. In July, the green harvest begins, cutting grape clusters from the vines in order to concentrate the tannins in the remaining fruit. In September, the grapes are sampled daily, gauging the perfect moment to begin the picking. The grapes are hand-sorted, then crushed and fermented.

All of the Chateau St Georges wines are aged and bottled in the estate's cellars. - Importer Note

Product Type Wine Red Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot & Friends
Volume 750ml
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub Region Saint Emilion
Winemaking Practices Conventional
Vineyard Practices Conventional