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Ch. Charmail 2013

SGD$ 65.00

– Robert Parker: One of the best “Petits Chateuax

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GEOGRAPHIC SITUATION: Alongside the Gironde river in the commune of Saint-Seurin de Cadourne next door to the Saint-Estèphe appellation area.

DATE WHEN THE VINEYARD WAS FIRST PLANTED: 17th. Century. The state was bought in 1982 and has been renovated since.

VINEYARD AREA: 27.50 (68 acres) in one single pot.

TOPOGRAPHY: Hilly

SOIL TYPES: Gravelly clay

GRAPE VARIETIES: 48% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

PLANTING DENSITY: From 6,700 to 8,700 vines per hectare

AGE OF THE VINES: 30 years on average

ROOTSTOCKS: Riparia, 101-14, 3309, 420 A

MANURE: Only organic

VINE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES: Traditional with tilling of the soil.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES: Systematic leaf and green fruit removal. Ch. Charmail was the first to carry out leaf removal.

YEARLY PRODUCTION: 9,000 to 10,000 cases of main wine ( about 80% of total production) the rest is sold as Tours de Charmail.

HARVESTING: Manual in all parts of the vineyard. A precursor in green harvesting

VATTING: The harvest is steeped for 15 days at 5ºC., using dry ice; fermentation for 7 days; about 10 days of final maceration

ALCOHOLIC FERMENTATION: From 25 to 30ªC  with temperature regulation

AGEING: 1 year in barrels, one third of which are renewed each year

FINING: No

FILTRATION: No

BOTTLING: Carried out with our own equipment in Spring

OWNER: Bernard D’Halluin

DIRECTOR: Olivier Sèze

OENOLOGIST: Michel Couasnon

VINEYARD MANAGER: Sebastien Pineau

 

 

 

 

 

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