Château La Vieille Cure
This small 16ha estate is the reference point for Fronsac, consistently one of the top performing Châteaux of the appellation. Owned by Americans, Colin Ferenbach and Peter Sachs, who are advised by consultant oenologist, Michel Rolland, there is no surprise that this has a rich American feel. Handpicked 100%, the yield is 54hl/ha. Fermented in stainless steel followed by ageing in oak barrels. Deliciously moreish, rich and ripe with a hint of toasted oak.
Dark in the glass, broodingly powerful nose with dense, succulent mulled black fruits, raisined berries and boiled jam notes. This is blackstrap fruit, dense liqourice, black olives balanced with a smoky, peppery tannin structure leading to a hedonistic finish. Warming and generous, this is a thick, heady and full bodied wine. American Claret!
Yields of 44hl/ha. Aged between 12 and 15 months in 70% new oak barrel (merrain)