Montagne Saint-Emilion - 2013
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 2021-2023
Tasting : The nose is open with greedy scents of red and black fruits and grilled notes. The mouth is particularly silky and elegant.
Food pairing : Enjoy with poultry, red meat and also with hard cheese.