Montagne Saint-Emilion - 2011
A great, yet modest terroir! When Marcel Quancard bought it from an ageing winegrower in 1978, he painstakingly pieced the vineyard back together, taking care to preserve the true spirit of the land and its wine. 12 km north of Saint-Emilion, Château Bonfort has become a small 4-hectare haven for the appellation’s hallmarks, concentrating the flavours so typical of the Saint-Emilion area.
Location : 12 km north of Saint-Emilion.
Terroirs : 15% d'argiles, 25% de limons, 60% de sables.
Surface area : 4,5 hectares
Planting density : 5000 - 6000 Vine / ha
Yield : 52 hl / ha
Grape varieties : Cabernet , Merlot
Average age of the vine : 30 years
Blend : 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet
Vinification : traditional vats stainless steel thermo regulated, with 2 to 3 weeks maceration.
Ageing : in barrels of oak French antler renewed by half every year.
Ageing potential : Ready to drink now, this wine will reach its full potential around 2019-2021
Tasting : A fine, deep, ruby red colour, with a typical Saint-Emilion nose where the Merlot aromas are dominated by touches of wallflower, dried grass and broom. A firm backbone with distinctive tannins which mellow nicely after 2 to 3 years of cellaring.
Food pairing : Enjoy with poultry, red meat and also with hard cheese.
Silver, Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine, 2013