80% Merlot
20% Cabernet Franc
 

Vignobles Bernard Artigue

Chateau Galeteau St-Emilion Grand Cru

Intense nose of orange peel, vanilla, and red fruits. From the attack, you can feel the roundness of the wine. Notes of blackcurrant appear in the middle of the mouth with some cedar. An ample and round mouthfeel with present yet fine tannins.

Appellation

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Vineyard

2.5 hectares of vines on the famous clay-limestone plateau in the heart of Saint-Emilion. Average age of the vines is 40 years old.

Vinification

Utilizing minimal intervention, the wine is vinified in thermo-regulated wooden tanks welcoming the harvest for a 3-week vatting period. Punching down the cap during alcoholic fermentation using indigenous yeasts. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Aging for 16-24 months in French oak barrels. 15,000 bottles / year average production.

Pairing

Pairs beautifully with red meats. Goes particularly well with soft cheeses with a bloomy rind such as Saint-Marcellin, Camembert or Brie.