Château Franc Pipeau
Saint-Émilion Grand Cru - 2016
The vineyard dates back to 1680. The Bertrand family has upheld its passion for vines and wine for five generations. Jacques Bertrand and his children are now building on that know-how with a combination of modernity and tradition. Stringent selection plus desuckering, green harvesting and leaf thinning provide a proper control of yield and optimize quality. The grapes are hand picked before being sorted.
Le vin :
Blend : 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet-Franc.
Vinification : In temperature controlled stainless steel vats followed by 15 months.
Ageing : In oak barrels.
Ageing potential : Ready to drink now, this wine will reach its full potential around 2022.
Le vignoble :
Location : Saint-Émilion
Grapes varieties : Merlot, Cabernet-Franc
Surface area : 5,30 Hectares.
Terroirs : Clay and Limestone, and sand and gravel
Planting Density : 6500 vine/ha
Yield : 45 hl /ha
Average age of the wine : 28 years
A very beautiful, brilliant, intense, ruby colour.
It has a very intense and complex nose marked by fresh fruit and slightly woody notes.
The attack is frank and the wine is balanced on the palate with mellow tannins devoid of all aggressiveness.
Perfect with poultry, roast wildfowl, duck preserve or Brie, Edam or Emmental cheese.