Chateau Sainte-Marie 2018 Vieilles Vignes Bordeaux Superieur Rouge AOP
Item Number: 14736
Sub Region: Entre-Deux-Mers
Appellation/AVA: Bordeaux Superieur AOP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 72% Merlot / 28% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay and chalk
Winemaking Notes: The fruit for this wine comes from a selection of old vines from two vineyards: Haux and Sainte-Marie. Winemaking is divided per parcels. The wine ferments for 3 to 5 weeks in stainless steel tanks for a soft extraction of the tannins. Wine is aged in French oak barrels, 20% of which are new.
Tasting Notes: This wine has a deep crimson color with shades of purple. Aromas consist of small, concentrated red berries with delicate hints of spice. This wine is powerful, nicely structured and will soften with time. Aging potential is 3 to 10 years.
2018 Vintage Notes by Antonio Galloni for Vinous 3/30/2021: "Two years ago I wrote '…the best 2018s are positively stunning. I don’t see the consistency of 2016, for example, but 2018 offers a tremendous amount of choice for the consumer, from everyday gems to the rarest of collectibles.' That’s exactly how I feel today. It’s a vintage with outstanding wines at all levels. There are a handful of epic wines and an ocean of phenomenal values, but not quite the consistency of a truly legendary vintage."