This complex wine is opaque in colour and shows aromas of sweet blackcurrant leaf and a hint of cedar on the nose. Superb structure with solid, tight tannins and a long satisfying finish.
Clos de la Cure is a beautiful walled 6 hectare vineyard with the same soil structure as Chateau Cheval Blanc. It is situated near the old church of St. Christophe-des-Bardes, on the St. Emilion plateau - and is owned by the Bouyer-Arteau family.
In the Vineyard
The vineyard has gravel and clay soil with a proportion of iron-rich deposits.
In the Winery
90 - 100% destemming (so sometimes fermented with a few stems left on for extra tannin), the grapes are left on the skins for three weeks during vinification. Ageing for 15 - 18 months in oak.
Grapes: Merlot 75%, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon