This wine comes from a 60 hectare vineyard. The soil is sand and pebbles over limestone and clay subsoil. The wine is a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon all of which were hand-harvested. The average age of the vines is 25 years. Fermentation was in stainless steel vats and the wine was agwed for 18 months in barrels of which one third were new. Fining was done using egg whites.
Colour : Dark red, very slight browning at edges
Aroma : Plums, blackcurrant, leather, earthy
Taste : Plums, blackcurrant, leather, mineral, drying tannins on finish
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : 130 SEK (375ml bottle)
Mark : C
Website : Chateau de Chantegrive