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Château Sansonnet 2017

Château Sansonnet 2017

AC Saint-Emilion Grand cru classé, 750 ml

750 ml
Selection Baur au Lac Vins40
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Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Producer: Château Sansonnet
Origin: France / Bordeaux / St-Emilion
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Article nr. 24022717
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Gift box available!
Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Producer: Château Sansonnet
Origin: France / Bordeaux / St-Emilion
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Description

Generous and full-bodied, delighting the connoisseur, this modern Bordeaux cannot conceal its origins. The distinctly noticeable, but fi ne and pleasant tannins will give it a long life. Dried plums, blackcurrants, blackberries, liquorice and tapenade, dark chocolate and cedar wood are its predominant flavours.

Attributes

Origin: France / Bordeaux / St-Emilion
Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Ripening potential: 5 to 15 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Latin American dishes, Châteaubriand, Filet Wellington, Beef Stroganoff, Bistecca fiorentina, T-Bone steak, Wild boar entrecôte with Spätzli
Volume: 14.5 %
Note: Contains sulphites
Grape variety

Merlot

Everybody’s darling

Merlot is the most charming member of the Bordeaux family. It shines with rich colour, fragrant fullness, velvety tannins and sweet, plummy fruit. It even makes itself easy for the vintner, as it matures without issue in cool years as well. This is in contrast to the stricter Cabernet Sauvignon, which it complements as a blending partner. Its good qualities have made the Merlot famous worldwide. At over 100,000 hectares, it is the most-planted grape in France. It also covers large areas in California, Italy, Australia and recently in Eastern Europe. The only catch is that pure Merlot varieties rarely turn out well. Its charm is often associated with a lack of substance. Only the best specimens improve with maturity. They then develop complex notes of leather and truffles. This succeeds in the top wines from the Bordeaux appellation of Pomerol and those from Ticino, among others.

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Merlot

Cabernet Franc

Forefather of the Bordeaux varieties

The Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest varieties of Bordelais and a parent of three other red grapes in the Bordeaux assortment: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère. It is distinguished by its complex, flavourful bouquet of raspberry, graphite, violet, liquorice and white pepper. In addition, it presents round, crisp tannins which turn out less strongly than those of Cabernet Sauvignon. While the Cabernet Franc always appears as part of a blend in Bordeaux, it is pressed alone on the Loire. The most renowned appellations are Chinon and Bourgueil. Incidentally, the Cabernet originates not in Bordeaux but in the Spanish Basque Country. Cabernet owes its name to the Latin “carbon”, meaning black.

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Cabernet Franc
Subregion

St-Emilion

Saint-Emilion: unique Bordeaux idyll

A unique terroir, unique assemblage formula and a unique classification: Saint-Emilion occupies an exclusive position in Bordeaux. The wines are not as angular as in the Médoc, but not quite as opulent as in Pomerol. In terms of maturity, the wines fall between the early-maturing Pomerols and the Médoc growths, which require plenty of time. In assemblages, Merlot often plays the formative role. But Cabernet Franc also contributes greatly to the unique Saint-Emilion feel.

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Region

Bordeaux

Bordeaux: high prestige, high quality

With a total area of around 115,000 hectares, Bordeaux may not be France’s largest wine-growing region, but it is certainly its most prestigious. The range of wines produced here today is enormous: ranging from red everyday wines with a great relationship between price and quality to exclusive, and accordingly expensive, premier crus. Elegant white wines and noble sweet specialties round out the spectrum.

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Country

France

France – Philosophy in a bottle

According to French philosophy, wine should be an expression of the soil and climate. They use the word “terroir” to describe this. Terroir makes every wine different, and many especially good. French wine is regarded worldwide as an expression of cultural perfection. The French believe that humans are responsible for the quality of the berries, the vine variety for their character, and nature for the quantity. This philosophy can be expressed succinctly as: “the truth is the vineyard, not the man.”

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Rating
Parker 95 Points

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