Located on the left bank of Bordeaux, Chateau Meyney has an exceptional location, close to the Gironde estuary. With a history dating back to 1662, this estate owned by the Credit Agricole Grands Crus subsidiary has experienced a remarkable increase in quality over the last decades. The wines of Chateau Meyney are among the finest references in the Saint-Estephe and Medoc appellations.
Next to Chateau Montrose, Chateau Meyney watches over a 50-hectare single plot vineyard. The vineyard is planted on Garonne gravel soils with a notable feature. A 3-meter-thick layer of blue clay, that can also be found in the Chateau Petrus terroir, is buried in the subsoil.
The dull and rainy weather conditions during spring required a great deal of effort to protect the vineyard from diseases and to preserve its state of health. From the end of August, a real Indian summer set in until the end of October. This ideal dry and sunny climate ensured the optimal ripening of the grapes.
The vinification and aging
Once the grapes have been harvested by hand, they are sorted twice, manually then optically. The grapes are then vinified in a plot-by-plot manner. Following cold pre-fermentation maceration, alcoholic fermentation commences. Vatting for about 30 days before being run off. Some of the wines undergo malolactic fermentation in new barrels. Chateau Meyney 2014 is aged in French oak barrels, 30% of which are new.
This 2014 Chateau Meyney comprises a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), completed with Merlot (30%) and Petit Verdot (15%).
The color is an intense ruby red with purple highlights.
This wine exudes gourmet aromas, rich fruity fragrances (blackcurrant, redcurrant) and sweet spices.
The palate showcases a seductive structure, balance as well as ripe and silky tannins.