Château Grand Bert

2014 Château Grand Bert Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

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2014 Château Grand Bert Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

It is a very approachable Grand Cru with rich fruit, ripe smooth tannins, and a long finish.

Tasting Notes

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)

Producer

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.

Specifications

Year 2014
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc
Country France
Alcohol content
13.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
Type Red Blend
Cellaring Potential 2019-2044
Features Organic
Food Matches
Easy drinking, and pairs well with all well seasoned red meats and with strong mature cheeses.
Appellation Saint-Émilion
Origin Bordeaux