CHÂTEAU HAUT-GRAVET GRAND CHEMIN
SAINT-ÉMILION GRAND CRU
|Vineyard Blend||Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Terroir||Selection of 40 year old vines on avg. in gravel and clay-limestone soils. Moderate oceanic climate.|
|Farming||Vines tended to by hand. Harvested parcel by parcel.|
|Winemaking||Selection parcel by parcel, sorted at the vine and again at the winery. Complete destemming. Fermentation in stainless steel vats with temperature control. Pneumatic press. Malolactic fermentation in barrels.|
|Aging||Aged under temperature- and aeration-control for 20 months on lees.|
Château Haut-Gravet is a jewel of the Aubert family vineyards. For over 20 years, Alain and his wife Bernadette have selected from among Haut- Gravet’s 30 acres the best vines and applied traditional methods, tried and true to the history of Grand Cru wine, along with more modern methods, resulting in a wine which has evolved with time and is always progressing.
Grand Chemin is a select 5-acre parcel of majestic old vines located at the foot of the Saint-Émilion hill within the larger 30-acre Haut-Gravet vineyard. These vines extract a remarkable terroir expression from the gravel and clay-limestone soils, delivering a fresh, elegant and well-balanced wine with classic structure. Black fruit aromas combine with deep forest and spice notes, and a firm grip and seductive mineral undercurrent keeps bringing you back for more...
A deep respect for the vine is the driving force behind winemaker Amelie Aubert’s philosophy and approach to making wine. ͞Quality is not possible with quantity,͟ she explains,"and I want my wine to capture the essence of this fantastic terroir."
|2014||60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon||92 IWR|
|2012||60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon||92 IWR|
|2011||60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon||92 IWR|