Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Code: CANT245
One of Bordeaux most popular Châteaux that offers some very good value. Cantemerle continually outperforms its status.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.

Château Cantemerle

Château Cantemerle is a winery in the Haut-Médoc appellation of the Bordeaux wine region of France, in the commune of Macau. The wine produced here was the final estate to be classified as one of eighteen Cinquièmes Crus (Fifth Growths) in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The estate has a long history in the Haut-Médoc with records detailing its existence since at least the 12th century and wine production since at least the 14th century. In the 19th century, the estate was hard hit by the phylloxera epidemic as well as grapevine attacks of downy mildew, after which production dropped nearly 50%. Towards the end of the 20th century, the estate was sold to French insurance group Les Mutuelles d'Assurance du Bâtiment et des Travaux Public who have contributed significant investment in the estate's vineyards and winemaking facilities.
Dark purple in colour with notes of violet on the bouquet. Intense black fruits, blackberry, blackcurrant are balanced with a delicious blueberry freshness, the tannins are suave and polished and there is a delicious vein of pencil lead that streaks through the structure of the wine. A wine of great equilibrium, this is a proper Claret!
Great paired with duck breast with bacon, cabbage and balsamic dressing.
Yields of 30hl/ha, the wine is aged for 12 months in barrel – 40% new, 40% 1 year and 20% 2 year followed by a further 4 months in vat.

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