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Château de Chantegrive 2021

Château de Chantegrive 2021

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Château de Chantegrive 2021

A complex and balanced Graves red wine

The estate

Founded in 1966, Château de Chantegrive is part of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux. This family-owned estate, situated in the Graves region, is managed in an integrated manner. With great passion and precision, the estate produces wines that are an essential and must-know reference in the Bordeaux region.

The vineyard

Château de Chantegrive 2021 is a Graves wine made from a 36-hectare vineyard that spreads over 160 plots in the heart of the Graves region. The vines are around twenty years old and are planted on a terroir composed of gravel, pebbles and fine sand on clay-limestone soil. The estate bears a High Environmental Value level 3 certificate.

The vintage

The year 2021 was marked by a major frost in April, which mainly affected the Merlot grapes. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines benefited from a dry and cool month of October, ideal conditions for refining the ripeness levels.

Vinification and ageing

Cold pre-fermentation maceration for 7 to 10 days. Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled vats. Post-fermentation maceration for 7 days. Aged for 12 months exclusively in barrels (50% new barrels).

The blend

Cabernet Sauvignon (65%)

Merlot (35%).

Château de Chantegrive 2021: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Colour

The colour is intense.

Nose

The nose gives off fragrances of red fruit and morello cherry.

Palate

The palate reveals smooth tannins and a velvety mouthfeel that harmoniously blends with a spicy texture. The perfect marriage between power and balance promises a great ageing potential.

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