Situated at the centre of the small, historic town of Saint-Emilion, the estate has been family-run for the past four generations. The name of this tiny vineyard originates from the time of the Saracen invasions around 732, when the Moor armies set up an observation camp here - hence the name of Villemaurine, meaning the town of the Moors. Produced with passionate dedication by Jean-Franois Carrille, this wine expresses all the finesse and elegance of this exceptional terroir.
Tasting Notes: The intense garnet hue and ruby tints of this wine herald in a subtle, harmonious bouquet divided between ripe red and dark fruit and oakiness with a touch of vanilla. The ample, dense palate of ripened dark
fruit and spices is enhanced by a hint of minerality which is typical of the terroir. Long, elegant tannins accompany a lingering finish that leaves behind an impression of superb balance.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES 40 years
GRAPE VARIETIES 70% merlot, 30% cabernet
MEDALS & AWARDS
Gold Medal Challenge international des vins de Bourg et Blaye 2011