Chateau Haut Selve Graves 2014 - Red
The Red Chateau Haut Selve is made of half Merlot and half Cabernet-Sauvignon grapes. The vines grow in clay and limestone soil and the grapes are harvested by hand when the grapes have reached a perfect maturity. The grapes are let to macerate for 3 weeks after the harvest and the fermentation then takes place at 30 ° temperature. The finished wine is aged in French oak barrels of which 1/3rd of the barrels are new. No chemical herbicides are used and the fertilization is organic.
- Country : France
- Region : Bordeaux
- Grape variety : 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Classification : AOP Graves
- Awards : Silvermedal Concours générale Agricole de Paris
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2014
- Alcohol degree : 12.5%
- Storage potential : 5 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Chateau Haut Selve is located in an extra-ordinary part of Graves which makes it comparable to the great "Grands Crus". Haut Selve is the only castle of Bordeaux which has been created during the 1900s and it has quickly created itself a reputation. Today Chateau Haut Selve is considered as one of the Top 5 castles in the Graves appelationen. In 2012 the winery won the contest of "Trophée des Graves". Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are cultivated for the red wines and Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Sauvignon gris are cultivated for the white wines.
Dark red color with ruby red tints. A fragrance which gradually opens itself and unveils aromas of black berries and peony flowers. A round and mellow flavor with juicy and well-structured tannins. A well-balanced wine you can drink today, but may nonetheless be stored for five years.