Saint-Estèphe: wines of solid character
The Saint-Estéphe appellation represents 7.5% of the Médoc vineyard, with more than 1250 hectares of planted vines and an average production of 8.7 million bottles. It is located at about fifty km north of Bordeaux, near the Pauillac, St Julien and Margaux domains. The clayey soil of the Saint-Estèphe territory gives a solid character in their youth and a great aptitude for the aging of its wines, between 10 and 20 years. The grape variety of its wines is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon but the large amount of Merlot in the blend gives the Saint-Estèphe the particularity that it can be enjoyed from an early age.
The appellation has five grands crus classified in the 1855 classification: Château Calon Ségur, Cos d'Estournel, Cos Labory, Lafon Rochet and Montrose. These renowned wines are appreciated by wine lovers. Several vintages of Cos d'Estournel and Montrose have gotten a 100/100 score by Parker, something extremely rare for Bordeaux wines apart from the Premiers Grands Crus ranking.
Saint-Estèphe wines have an intense color. To the nose is rich and it has cassis and floral notes aromas. Its structure is strong, harmonious and smooth to give a final touch full of freshness.
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