Chateau Sainte-Marie 2020 'Les Hauts de Sainte-Marie' Bordeaux Rouge AOP

Chateau Sainte-Marie 2020 'Les Hauts de Sainte-Marie' Bordeaux Rouge AOP

Item Number: 18607

UPC: 3-760002310602

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub Region: Entre-Deux-Mers
Appellation/AVA: Bordeaux AOP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): 67% Merlot / 28% Cabernet Sauvignon / 5% Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Limestone clay

Winemaking Notes: The grapes for Les Hauts de Sainte-Marie Rouge comes from a selection of Chateau Sainte-Marie's best vineyards. Grapes undergo maceration and fermentation with indigenous yeast over 3-5 weeks in stainless steel tanks for a soft extraction of the tannins. The wine ages in French oak barrels for 12 months.

Tasting Notes: In the glass, this wine has a bright black cherry color. The soils of the Entre-Deux-Mers give this wine its character, its tannins, and its aromas of pleasantly ripe red fruits. This is a lovely entry-level Bordeaux red wine. The wine has an aging potential of 2 to 5 years.

Vintage Notes by Antonio Galloni for Vinous 2/23/2023: "Two thousand-twenty is an incredibly exciting vintage for Bordeaux. After having tasted more than 800 wines for this report, my conclusion is that 2020 is by far the most consistent of the three vintages in Bordeaux’s so-called trilogy spanning 2018 through 2020. It is a year brimming with phenomenal wines at all levels, from the big names down to bottles the average consumer can still afford to purchase by the case."