Since the 16th century, the Chateau Le Prieure vineyard has been cultivated in the heart of Saint-Emilion. Formerly a Premier Cru des Cordeliers, it was also renowned at the dawn of the 20th century. A Grand Cru Classe of Saint-Emilion since 1955, Chateau Le Prieure reign over a beautiful vineyard made up of several islets of vines. The talented Penelope Godefroy, oenologist and agricultural engineer, produces wines with a harmonious style that reveal the great complexity of the Saint-Emilion terroir.
The 6.24-hectare vineyard of Chateau Le Prieure is planted on the limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion. The 19 plots of 45 year old vines are planted in clay-limestone soils and managed by means of organic viticulture certified by Ecocert since 2018.
Harvest from September 27 to October 7.
40% new French oak barrels, 50% barrels of one previous wine, 10% barrels of two previous wines.
Merlot (85%), cabernet franc (15%).
Tasted as a wine future, the Chateau Prieure 2019 reveals a complex and subtle bouquet. The palate, full and fresh, is followed by a polished and persistent finish.