Château Tour de Yon 2012 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

  • TERROIR : Sand and gravels.
  • GRAPE VARIETY : Merlot 75 %, Cabernet Franc 25 %
  • SPÉCIFICITÉS VITICULTURE-VENDANGES : average age of the vineyards 40 to 45 years.
  • VINIFICATION-ÉLEVAGE : The harvest is sorted optically, placed into thermo-regulated stainless steel vats, using gravity, and then fermented at cool temperatures, before being macerated. Limited quantities of juice are obtained from a small vertical press. The wine is matured for a period of 16 months in French oak barrels.
  • PRICE TTC FROM FRANCE : 22,40 € (DISTRIBUTION IN THE UK : shortly distributed by BIBENDUM : 30 £)
  • TASTING NOTES : Intense garnet color. Melted aromas of black berries (black currant – blue berry), spices (black pepper and vanilla), bay leaf, licorice and cigar.
    Discreet oak on the palate, good balance between the fruit, freshness and tannins, with a peppery and licorice/menthol finish
  • FOOD PAIRING : roast duck, shoulder of lamb, cooked on burning embers or brie.

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Union de Producteurs Saint-Emilion

UDP Saint-Emilion was established in 1931 by Robert Villepigue, the agricultural engineer, who managed Chateau Figeac for over 20 years, before acquiring Chateau Cadet-Piola. It is the first cooperative winery to be set up in Gironde. Boasting the slogan “Chateaux Incubator”, this cellar’s portfolio includes 50 estate brands.

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