Château Tour Saint Joseph

Haut-Médoc, Cru Bourgeois - 2012

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.

The Vineyard

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
Average age of the vine : 31 years

The wine

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 2020-2022.
Tasting : A superb, garnet purple colour. A complex and warm nose intermingling aromas of exotic fruits (lychee, guava) and toasted nuances. On the palate, full-bodied and harmonious, with magnificent ripe tannins.
Food pairing : Perfect with red or white meat and cheese.

Awards

  • Silver, Challenge Internationnal du Vin Blaye-Bourg, 2015
  • Silver, Concours des Grands Vins de France Mâcon , 2015
  • 90 Pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2016

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