It is a very approachable Grand Cru with rich fruit, ripe smooth tannins, and a long finish.
The wine has a mellow nose, with red and black fruits and hints of cedar and tobacco.
Grand Bert has been owned by the Lavigne-Poitevin family for six generations and today it falls to Sophie and Laurent to run this Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Château.
The vineyards are made up of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The grapes are harvested and immediately de-stemmed and manually sorted. The grapes are then left to soak for 72 hours at a low temperature before alcoholic fermentation over 10 days. Finally, the juice is macerated for 30 days. Aged in oak barrels for 18 months (80% new barrels, 10% one-year-old barrels, and 10% in cement vats)
A few minutes away from Saint-Émilion, in the town of Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens, at the place called Grand Bert, we find Château Grand Bert. Its 27.5 acres of vineyard (Merlot and Cabernet Franc), located around a beautiful 16th-century residence, contemplate the famous bell tower of the church of Saint-Émilion. Finesse and seduction characterize this exceptional “terroir” with a yearly production of 75,000 bottles in AOC Saint-Émilion and Saint-Émilion Grand Cru.
|Cultivar||85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc|
13.5% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle||10.1 units|
Easy drinking, and pairs well with all well seasoned red meats and with strong mature cheeses.