Chevalier d'Arcins 2012
Ref : 472996
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 14.33 € / liter
5 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level Peut être conservé
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
The Arcins vineyards were established in 1300, under the auspices of the Knights Templar.
Domain and appellation
Château d’ArcinsEstablished by the Templars in the XIV century, the Château d'Arcins is now one of the oldest areas of Haut-Médoc. From the vineyard to the cellar, the area has been completely renovated since being acquired by the Castel family in 1971.
- Terroir: The field of 101 hectares spread over a sandy-gravelly soil has exceptional climatic and geological conditions.
- Viticulture: Great care is taken to the vineyard with disbudding operations, stripping and green harvest. The planting density is high with 9000 hectares per foot. The harvest is mechanical.
- Vinification: This second wine is aged 14 months in barrels (20% new).
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 50%
- Merlot : 60%