Château Chantegrive - Graves - Red
Château de Chantegrive is made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot. The harvest is done mechanically with sorting on vibrating tables. The grapes are cool macerated before the fermentation, then fermented in temperature controlled steel tanks for 3 to 4 weeks. The storage is done in French oak barrels, of which half are new, for 12 months. Every year, 200,000 bottles are produced.
- Country : France
- Region : Bordeaux
- Grape variety : Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
- Classification : AOP Graves
- Awards : 88-90/100 Wine Advocate, 92-93 James Suckling, Guide hachette, 89/100 Decanter, Gold medal Concours de Bruxelles
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 13 %
- Storage potential : 10 år
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
It all began in 1966, when Henri and Françoise Lévêque decided to sell their stamp collection to buy 2 hectares of land and create what would later become the Château de Chantegrive. Françoise and Henri became the devoted, visionary and wine-loving couple in the Graves appellation who got Château de Chantegrive to grow from 2 to today's 100 hectares. The wine is produced by Hubert de Boüard, owner of Château Angelus, as a consulting oenologist.
An intense purple red color. The nose is complex, mainly with hints of blackberry, vanilla, roast and moka. The aromas are in perfect harmony with the round "meaty" palate with silky tannins. A red wine to serve to an entrecote.