CHATEAU LA COUROLLE MONTAGNE SAINT-EMILION
The Guimberteau family has been involved in wine production for over 100 years and the current steward of the family domaines, Rodolphe, is the fourth generation. Ch?®teau La Courolle is a 14 hectare vineyard, planted with 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. on argilo-calcaire (clay-limestone) soil. The vines are, on average, a highly respectable 35 years old. The Guimberteau family is renowned for its viticultural acumen and their p€÷pin€—reô˜viticole - vineyard nursery.
In the cellar Rodolphe's regime begins with an initial cold maceration. Then fermentation takes place in a mix of thermo-regulated stainless steel and concrete, maintaining a fresh, upbeat style. The wine is transferred to oak barrels, 33% new, wherein the wines become more supple and textured, without incurring any overtly oaky character. This very inviting, early-drinking Right Bank claret, is rich in ripe cherry and cassis, with floral notes and earthy, mineral undertones.
Merlot 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%, Cabernet Franc 15%