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Chateau Fleur Cardinale 2021

Chateau Fleur Cardinale 2021

Grand cru classe -  - - Red
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Chateau Fleur Cardinale 2021

An elegant and fresh Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe

The estate

A Grand Cru Classe, Chateau Fleur Cardinale reveals all the typical features of the Saint-Emilion terroir, an illustrious appellation situated on the right bank of Bordeaux.

The vineyard

Chateau Fleur Cardinale is a Saint-Emilion wine that stems from a 22-hectare vineyard. 2021 marks the beginning of the estate’s conversion towards organic farming. The vines are 30 years old on average and are planted on a patchwork of terroirs which are composed of 7 different types of clay-limestone soils and sub-soils.

The vintage

Although 2021 is drier than previous years, it is marked by two major climatic events. The frost in April impacted production by 15 to 20%, and the heavy rainfall in June (180 mm) led to a very strong mildew pressure and a 30% loss in yield. Although July was relatively cool, the end of the summer and the beginning of autumn were particularly mild and ensured the preservation of the grapes' quality.

Vinification and aging

Vinification in truncated stainless steel vats. Pumping over using R'Pulse and gravity flow. Micro-vinifications in 20 500-liter barrels for 20% of the production.

The blend

Merlot (60%)

Cabernet Franc (30%)

Cabernet Sauvignon (10%).

Chateau Fleur Cardinale 2021: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Color

This wine showcases a beautiful purple color, with hints of violet.

Nose

The nose is very delicate, blending fragrances of bright fruit with subtle floral notes.

Palate

A fresh attack precedes a perfectly structured mouth. Throughout the tasting experience, the palate combines finesse and salinity, all sustained by elegant tannins. The finish is persistent and gives off delicious aromas of fresh blackcurrant.

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