Château Chatelet (red)

    SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU

    Red
    A blushing purple wine showing balanced hints of red and black berries, with spicy, smoky and oaky notes.

    OWNER

    Alain and Julien Berjal

    WINE MAKER

    This vineyard has been run by the Berjal family for 5 generations. In 2012, the family’s continuous and careful work enabled the wine to be promoted to Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé.

    SITE

    The property is located very close to Chateau Canon, Chateau Clos Fourtet and Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot. The Berjal family also owns the Bordeaux wine Chateau la Tour de Segur which is located in the commune of Lussac St. Emilion.

    GRAPE VARIETY

    79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet.

    SOIL

    Clay, limestone, gravel and sand.

    GROWING METHOD

    Sustainable viticulture. No synthetic herbicides or pesticides. Hand-harvested.

    SURFACE AREA

    3.3 hectares.

    DENSITY

    330 wines / hectare.

    VINIFICATION

    The wine is fermented in cement lined vats before being moved to oak barrels.

    AGEING

    12 to 15 months in oak barrels (50% new) depending on the quality and character of the vintage.

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