Château Chantalouette 2012
Ref : 470367
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 33.30 € / liter
1 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level A déguster jusqu'en 2021
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Its dark brick color announces a nose that opens up on wooded notes of black cherry and bigarreau. The palate is round with tannins that slowly fade out.
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 ?
Wines started spreading all across Europe in 500 B.C. The wine was then carried from one place to another through small amphoras. The development of Bordeaux vineyards dates back to the 2nd century.
Domain and appellation
Château de Sales
Second wine of the Château de Sales, the Château Chantalouette benefits from this gallo-roman vineyard’s ancestral traditions. The domain is the largest of the Pomerol appellation.
- Terroir: Spread across 47 hectares, the domain lays on a graves-sand and clay soils with merlot as the main grape variety.
- Viticulture: Sustainable agriculture methods are implemented to preserve vines that are in average 30 years old. Harvests are hand-picked.
- Vinification: The fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks. The wine ages for 12 to 18 months with 6 months only in oak barrels in order to let the wine express its fresh notes.
Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
- Merlot : 70%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 15%
- Cabernet Franc : 15%