Fifth Growth Chateau Cantemerle provides amazing quality wines from the Haut-Medoc. Once a Middle Age English Fortification, winemaking on this property dates to the 16th Century. In fact, written record shows us that the Lord of Cantemerle used a barrel of wine produced on the estate to pay his taxes in 1534. But it was not until the late 16th or early 17th Century that winemaking would become the estates chief economic activity. The management of the vineyard, sometimes entrusted to La Maison Cordier, allowed for the renovation of the vineyards. In the appellation of Haut-Medoc situated on fine and deep gravel, the vineyard covers an area of 90 hectares, planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot. Chateau Cantemerle wines are of brilliant color with a powerful bouquet, lively flavor and remarkably fresh tannins, these wines are a delight for any wine enthusiast. Approachable at a young age these wines are nonetheless capable of aging gracefully.