Château de Gardegan lies to the east of the Saint-Émilion appellation. The vines are found high up in the vineyards of the Cotes de Castillon which share the same terroir as the pâteau of Saint-Émilion. The impressive, steeped vineyards are composed of hillside parcels and terraces and have a density of 5500 to 7000 vines per hectare. The soils and subsoils consist of fossil-rich marine limestone and rocky soils interspersed with iron-rich clay and red clay. This particular 2016 vintage comes from one of the best years in Bordeaux over the last decade and the wine is a great testament to this brilliant vintage year. Deep ruby colour in the glass and a touch of balanced sweetness which comes with a perfectly ripe merlot grape. There is perfect concentration and harmony with a hint of spice and tobacco combined with a long lasting finish.
Château de Gardegan, Côtes de Castillon 2016
£143.40 per case of 12 | £11.95 per bottle