Château Tour Saint Joseph
Haut-Médoc, Cru Bourgeois - 2011
Founded at the turn of the 20th century, this estate, which was then called Cru Latour Saint-Joseph, quickly proved its worth by gaining the status of “Château” as well as great renown within the village of Cissac-Médoc. The utmost care, including ageing in new oak barrels, is lavished on this prestigious wine which rubs shoulders with the equally famous vineyards of Saint-Estèphe and Pauillac.
Location : Cissac-Médoc
Terroirs : Clay-gravel hilltops with sub calcareous soil
Surface area : 18,08 hectares
Planting density : 8000 Vine / ha
Yield : 52 hl / ha
Grape varieties : Cabernet-Franc, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot
Average age of the vine : 31 years
Blend : 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Vinification : Cold pre-fermentation for one week at 10°C then a long fermentation for 30 days at 28-30°C.
Ageing : 12 months in oak barrels, one third renewed each year.
Ageing potential : Ready to drink now, this wine will reach its full potential around 2019-2021.
Tasting : A complex nose, nicely fruity with bigarreaux cherry hints
and wood burned. It offers a full and harmonious mouth blended
with the silky tannins enhanced by the gently toasted notes.
Food pairing : Perfect with red or white meat and cheese.
Silver, Sélection Mondiale des Vins Canada, 2014
86pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2014
Bronze, Concours des Grands Vins de France Mâcon , 2013
Bronze, Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine, 2013
88pts, Wine Spectator, 2014
Gold, Berliner Wein Trophy , 2015