More information about Grand Cru Saint-Émilion AOC - Château Quintus
In the glass, the Grand Cru Saint-Émilion of Château Quintus reveals a dense purple color. Tilting the glass slightly, a transition of the wine color towards garnet red can be seen at the edges of this barrel-aged wine. After initial swirling, this red wine reveals a high viscosity, evident in distinct church windows at the rim of the glass. Poured into a Bordeaux glass, this Old World red wine offers wonderfully expressive aromas of blackberry, rounded out by leather, black cherry and tobacco contributed by aging in wooden barrels.
This French wine delights with its elegantly dry flavor. It was bottled with exceptionally little residual sugar. As expected from a wine of this reputation, this French naturally enchants with the finest balance despite all dryness. Taste does not necessarily need residual sugar. This dense red wine presents itself on the palate full of pressure and facets. In the finish, this very storable red wine from the wine-growing region of Bordeaux finally inspires with considerable length. Once again, hints of blackberry appear. In the aftertaste, mineral notes of the limestone-dominated soils join in.
Vinification of the Grand Cru Saint-Émilion from Château Quintus
This powerful red wine from France is made from Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes. In Bordeaux, the vines that produce the grapes for this wine grow on soils of limestone. Grand Cru Saint-Émilion is an Old World wine through and through, as this Frenchman exudes an extraordinary European charm that clearly underscores the success of Old World wines. At the time of optimal ripeness, the grapes for the Grand Cru Saint-Émilion are harvested exclusively by hand without the use of crude and less selective machinery. After the harvest, the grapes reach the press house by the fastest route. Here they are sorted and carefully broken up. Fermentation follows in stainless steel tanks and small wood at controlled temperatures. After the end of fermentation, the Grand Cru Saint-Émilion can harmonize further for 18 months on the fine lees.
Food recommendation for Château Quintus Grand Cru Saint-Émilion
This red wine from France is best enjoyed at a temperature of 15 - 18°C. It goes perfectly with red onion stuffed with couscous and apricots, boeuf bourguignon or vegetable couscous with beef meatballs.
Awards for the Grand Cru Saint-Émilion of Château Quintus
In addition to an icon wine reputation, this Château Quintus wine can also boast numerous awards and top ratings beyond 90 points. In detail, these are for the 2017 vintage
- Wine Advocate - Robert M. Parker - 94 points
- Vinous Antonio Galloni - 92 points
- James Suckling - 93 points
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