Wine Chateau Cantemerle, Haut-Medoc AOC 5-me Grand Cru, 2011
The wine is characterized by a deep and elegant red.
Elegant taste of the wine has well integrated tannins, soft texture. The finish is lively.
Aromatic bouquet of wine is quite complex, replete with notes of exotic fruits, which are complemented by nuances of vanilla and coffee.
Experts recommend to consume this wine paired with sweet meat, braised ham and sausages.
"Chateau Kantmerl" - the first wine Chateau Kantmerl. The wine is made from a blend of grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Average age of vines is about 30 years. Grape wine is harvested by hand. Thereafter, the berries were pressed and the resulting juice - fermented for 6-8 days at 26-28 ° C. During the next 28-30 days maceration is conducted. Then the wine is aged 12 months in French barriques, 40% of which - new. Filtration before bottling is not carried out. Every year it produces about 400,000 bottles of "Chateau Cantemerle".
Vintage 2012 demonstrates the best qualities of the terroir. The wine has a complex, concentrated flavor, aftertaste and exciting flavor with hints of tobacco, currants and spices.
Chateau Kantmerl - this is a appellasone O-Medoc, Bordeaux. A wine that is produced here, the latest hit in the top 5's Grand Cru in the official classification of Bordeaux wines in 1885. Historically, this wine did not appear in the classification list presented at the International Exhibition in Paris in 1885, although it was included in all the lists published after 1856. In memory of this incident in some editions lists still put an asterisk in front of Chateau Kantmerl. Needless estate has a long history - the first mention of it belongs to the XII century, and the practice of winemaking has appeared here in the XIV century. In the XIX century vineyards were seriously affected by the invasion of phylloxera and from downy mildew, wine production has decreased by 50% percent. At the end of the XX century the estate was sold to the French insurance group Les Mutuelles d'Assurance du Batiment et des Travaux Public, which is very successfully invested in the local vineyards and equipment.