SAINT ESTEPEHE

Saint-Estèphe is a true "terroir" wine. The influence of the soil, gravels as usual and more clays than in Médoc, can be experienced when tasting a Saint-Estèphe wine. Although  Pauillac is just close-by, Saint-Estèphe wines are different.

Saint-Estèphe wines are very colored, earthy, firm, robust and tannic. They reach their maturity slower than other Médoc wines.

Saint-Estèphe hosts 5 Grands Crus Classés (great growths) such as Château Montrose and Château Cos d'Estournel

Appellation:

5 Grands Crus Classés
Appellation Saint-Estèphe Controlée
About 50 crus bourgeois

Location:North part of Médoc, close to Pauillac
Places:Saint-Estèphe
Soil:

Gravel
Clay
Sand

Size:1,200 ha (3,000 acres)
Vineyards:155 vine growers
Production:9 million bottles
Grapes in Saint-Estèphe:Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Carmenère, Malbec
Type of wine:Tannic full-body red wine
Age:5 to 30 years and even more !
Vintages:
(recommended)
2005, 2003, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1990, 1986, 1983, 1970
Aromas:Black currant
Red fruits
Toast
Food:Red meat
Game


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