Chateau Villemaurine

Chateau Villemaurine, a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe, is experiencing a veritable renaissance.

 

Fully aware of the care and respect required to restore a work of art, the Onclin family implemented a major upgrading programme to reveal the superb character of their terroir and to prepare the estate to receive visitors with a new ageing cellar and vat room, as well as renovating the underground cellars in a former quarry.

 

The vineyard, located on the Saint-Emilion clay-limestone plateau, is currently planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

 

Justin Onclin's philosophy combines great respect for the terroir and an emphasis on excellence. Chateau Villemaurine has a remarkably long aftertaste, mineral overtnes, and elegance, consistently expressing the subtle qualities of the best wines of Saint-Emilion, in keeping with an outstanding terroir.

Les Angelots de Villemaurine Saint-Émilion

VINEYARD
Soil: Chalky-clay
Surface: 7 hectares
Location: Saint-Emilion
Average age of the vineyard: 30 years
Grape varieties: 95% Merlot / 5% Cabernet Franc
VINIFICATION
Manual harvesting using trays. Filling of the tanks by gravity, cap punching. Ageing in barrels, with 40% new oak.
WINE TASTING
Enjoying a great concentration, Les Angelots de Villemaurine offers a great balance with a nice maturity of grapes. Thanks to its tannic structure and its richness, it might be aged at least 5 years.

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Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

VINEYARD Soil: Chalky-clay Surface: 7 hectares Location: Saint-Emilion Average age of the vineyard: 30 years Grape varieties: 95% Merlot / 5% Cabernet Franc VINIFICATION Hand harvesting. Double sorting table, filling of the tanks by gravity, cap punching, insulated stainless steel vats of 68 hl with double lining for a precise parcels selection. Ageing in oak French barrels during 16 months with 80% new barrels and 20% second-fill barrels. WINE TASTING Deep colour with crimson tints. Nose of black cherry and black currant notes. In the mouth, the wine is generous, powerful, fruity and delicate: excellent!

Reviews:

"The wine is tannic, rich and full-bodied, with impressive purity, loads of black raspberry, black currant, graphite and smoky barbecue notes intermixed with some toasty oak and forest floor. Rich and impressive, but needing cellar time, this wine begs for 4-5 years of bottle age and should drink well for 25-30 years." ~ 91+, Wine Advocate February 2013

Price: Fl $520