Chateau Chantecler 2011 Pauillac AOC

Chateau Chantecler 2011 Pauillac AOC

Item Number: 9554

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub Region: Left Bank
Appellation/AVA: Pauillac AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2011
Grape(s): 60% Cabernet Sauvignon / 40% Merlot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Gravel

Chateau Chantecler Pauillac is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot from 45-year-old vines grown on one hectare in the gravelly hillsides of Pauillac. The two types of grapes are harvested by hand and vinified separately before blending. Monsieur Mirande harvests in a single day or perhaps two, waiting for the Cabernet to ripen before picking. The Merlot, maturing earlier, is thus left on the vine to achieve a level of ripeness which adds to Chantecler’s unique and compelling character. The grapes are fermented with indigenous yeast. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrel. Elevage takes place in a mix of new (60%) and one-year-old (40%) French barriques over the course of 16 to 18 months before being bottled unfiltered. Approximately 3,500 bottles are produced annually.