In 1955, Marcel Dassault, the CEO of the eponymous group, acquired the then abandoned Chateau Couperie. Marcel Dassault's ambition was to produce a fine Saint-Emilion wine that would enhance the full potential of this exceptional terroir, situated on the northern slopes of the appellation. Following major renovation work, the old estate, now renamed Chateau Dassault, was classed as a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe in 1969.
Chateau Dassault 2021 is a Saint-Emilion wine that stems from a 24-hectare vineyard, 16 of which are in production, located on the northern slopes of the appellation. The vines are 24 years old on average and are planted on sand and on Fronsac ''molasses'' clay. The vineyard bears the HVE (High Environmental Value) Level 3 and ISO 14001 certifications. The soil is worked on the surface and the vines are grassed.
Vinification and aging
Manual harvest followed by a densimetric sorting. Vatting by gravity. Vinification is carried out in a plot-by-plot manner in thermo-regulated concrete vats and entirely in barrels. Depending on the parcels, the wine is aged for 12 to 16 months in barrels (70% new), in vats (20%) and in amphorae (10%).
Chateau Dassault 2021 comprises a blend of Merlot (60%), Cabernet Franc (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%).