SAINT ÉMILION, FRANCE
Saint-Émilion is one of the prominent wine regions northeast of Bordeaux. The primary grape varietals used in this region are Merlot and Cabernet Franc with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot's fleshiness and early ripening make it a common blend with the bolder Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Franc is blended with Merlot in a Bordeaux-stlye wine and it lends its robust flavor to the wine. The vineyards our Saint-Émilion wine is grown in are in a basement valley and full of old vines. The wine itself is made according to classic style and is aged in barrels for 12-15 months to promote slow maturation.
Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
This wine is granted the Grand Cru designation, meaning that it is a superior wine made in a traditional style. After the grapes are harvested, they are placed in French oak barrels for 12 months. On the nose, this wine is elegant and fruity with toasted notes. The tannins in this wine are still young and do not overpower the bold fruit notes. The long, fresh finish leaves minerality and a full taste in the mouth.