Marks and reviews
Located on Bordeaux’s Left Bank, Château Meyney enjoys an exceptional position, close to the Gironde estuary. With origins dating back to 1662, this property of the Crédit Agricole Grands Crus subsidiary has experienced a remarkable rise in quality in recent decades. The wines of Château Meyney are among the finest in the Saint-Estèphe and Médoc appellations.
Château Meyney 2022 is a Saint-Estèphe wine from a vineyard of about fifty hectares in a single block, close to the terroir of Château Montrose. The vineyard is planted on Garonne gravel soils with a notable particularity. A 3-metre thick vein of blue clay, such as that found on the Château Pétrus terroir, is buried in the subsoil.
A particularly cold winter preceded a month of May that quickly revealed its sunny character, advancing an early and even flowering. The hot and dry conditions of mid-June, leading to a water deficit, were counterbalanced by the storm of 20 June which, although it had little impact on the vineyard, enabled the water reserves in the soil to be replenished. The summer was hot and dry, and the vineyards were in a very good state of health at harvest time.
Winemaking and ageing
Once the grapes were harvested by hand, they were sorted twice, first in the vineyard and then in the cellar. Gentle and plot-based vinification. Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months.
Cabernet Sauvignon (58%)
Petit Verdot (13%).
Concentration, aromatic intensity, vivacity and balance are the main characteristics of this great Saint-Estèphe wine.