A Grand Cru Classé, Château Fleur Cardinale produces wines that reflect the Decoster family's philosophy: creating wines that reflect their passion for the Saint-Émilion terroir all while treating the land with the utmost respect. In 2021, the estate embarked on a conversion towards organic farming, aiming to obtain a certification for all the vineyards, both red and white, in 2024.
Château Fleur Cardinale watches over a 23.1-hectare vineyard in the Saint-Émilion appellation, which comprises an array of terroirs with 6 different soils and sub-soils of clay-limestone origin.
This 2020 Intergalactic Edition by Château Fleur Cardinale takes the château's fine wine on an interstellar adventure through space.
The 2020 Intergalactic Edition by Château Fleur Cardinale invites you to prepare for take-off and enjoy a sky-high view of this exceptional vintage. In 2020, the planets align at Château Fleur Cardinale and promise a superb weather forecast. The château's wines are also entering another dimension thanks to a vinification process carried out entirely in the new cellars.
The Intergalactic Edition takes on an even bolder meaning, the Château Fleur Cardinale are lending their support to the association Décrochons la Lune, which strive towards improving the everyday quality of life of all children suffering from serious illnesses, particularly childhood cancers. One euro will be donated to the association for each Intergalactic Edition box set sold.
For this edition, 2,000 magnums are for sale. These magnums, adorned with a unique label, are presented in a wooden box screen-printed with phosphorescent elements. The Aquarius, Gemini and Libra zodiac signs are depicted on the box and pay tribute to the Decoster family, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary at Château Fleur Cardinale.
The 2020 vintage encompasses ideal weather conditions that favour the development of beautifully ripe grapes. The weather, combined with the winegrower’s meticulous work, who are constantly on the lookout for frost, leads to fine Saint-Emilion wines. The harvest took place from September 17th to October 2nd 2020.
Vinification and ageing
Harvested exclusively by hand, the grapes are then taken to the cellar where they are destemmed and then sorted once again. Vatting using a gravity flow method and vatting time lasts 28 days. The wine is vinified using pre-fermentation cold maceration methods and aged on lees in new French oak barrels for 12 to 14 months. The old Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes are aged in amphorae.
Merlot (77%), Cabernet Franc (18%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%).