Montagne Saint-Émilion - 2018
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.
Le vin :
Blend : 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernets.
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 2026/2028.
Le vignoble :
Location : 12 km north of Saint-Emilion
Surface area : 4,5 hectares.
Planting density : 5000-6000 Vines / hectare.
Yield : 52 hectoliters / hectare.
Grapes varieties : Merlot, Cabernets
Average age of the vine : 30 years.
Terroirs : 15% of clay, 25% of silts, 60% of sand
Deep colour, red fruit bouquet with scents of cherries and blueberries. The palate is well-balanced, evolving with slightly grainy, smooth tannins, with notes of ripe cherries, suggesting a promising future.
Enjoy with poultry, red meat and also with hard cheese.