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Chateau Le Prieure 2019

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The subtle complexity of a fine wine from Saint-Emilion

The estate
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 vineyard
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.

The winemaking
Harvest from September 27 to October 7.

The aging
40% new French oak barrels, 50% barrels of one previous wine, 10% barrels of two previous wines.

The blend
Merlot (85%), cabernet franc (15%).

The tasting
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.

Parker : 91-93+ / 100
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Dessert wine
No

Vinous - A. Galloni
94-96

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Le Prieure

Classification
Grand cru classe

Parker
91-93+

Allergens
Contains sulfites

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