Château de Pressac– Saint Emilion Grand Cru – Red
Château de Pressac is made from 66% merlot, 17% cabernet franc, and 10% Cabernet sauvignon, Malbec and Carmenère. The wine growing is conducted on 36 hectares of land. Manual harvest in wooden boxes. Triple sorting of the grapes - 2 on vibrating tables and a 1 optical thinning. Maceration for 2-5 days at low temperature. Fermentation with regular pigeage and remontage for 18 to 24 days. Malolactic fermentation, partly in oak barrels. Storage on oak barrels, of which half are new, for 18 months.
- Country : France
- Region : Bordeaux
- Grape variety : Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Malbec, Carmenère
- Classification : AOP Saint Emilion Grand Cru
- Awards : 95-96/100 James Suckling, 93/100 Falstaff, 91-94/100 Vinous, Guide Hachette 2019, 87-89/100 Wine A
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 13 %
- Storage potential : More than 10 yeras
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Château de Pressac is a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru classé located just south of Saint-Étienne de Lisse, situated just east of the medieval town of Saint-Émilion. The wine castle that was erected during the Middle Ages has a significant history in double meaning; This is where the French beat the English in 1453 in Castillon-la-Bataille which ended the 100 years' war. In the mid-18th century, it was the owners at that time who planted for the first time in Bordeaux "l'Auxerrois" from Quercy or "Noir de Pressac" as it was called, or "Malbec" as the grape variety is called today. The Château Pressac Estate covers 42 hectares of one-piece land, of which 36 hectares of vineyards. Dominique and Jean-François Quenin have been owners since 1997.
A lively and intense purple red color. The nose is very elegant. The palate is fruity - plump with exotic touches of black pepper, chocolate, licorice and cinnamon in the final. The tannins are elegant and well structured. An elegant Saint Emilion Grand Cru to pair with game dishes.