More information about Saint-Émilion AOC Grand Cru - Chateau La Chapelle aux Moines
The Saint-Émilion Grand Cru from Chateau La Chapelle aux Moines in Bordeaux reveals a bright purple color in the wine glass. Held at a slight angle, the Bordeaux glass reveals a charming garnet red hue at the rims. If you give it some air in the glass by swirling it, you can perceive a first-rate balance in this red wine, as it does not stand out on the glass walls as watery or syrupy or liqueur-like. The first nose of the Saint-Émilion Grand Cru presents notes of blackberries. The fruity components of the bouquet are joined by notes of barrel aging such as even more fruity-balsamic nuances.
The Chateau La Chapelle aux Moines Saint-Émilion Grand Cru delights with its elegantly dry flavor. It was bottled with exceptionally little residual sugar. This is a real quality wine, which clearly stands out from simpler qualities and so this Frenchman enchants naturally with all dryness with the finest balance. Excellent taste does not necessarily require a lot of sugar. On the palate, the texture of this balanced red wine is wonderfully velvety. In the finish, this mature wine from the wine-growing region of Bordeaux finally inspires with considerable length. There are again hints of blackberry. In the aftertaste, mineral notes of the soils dominated by sand and limestone are added.
Vinification of the Saint-Émilion Grand Cru from Chateau La Chapelle aux Moines
The basis for the balanced Saint-Émilion Grand Cru from France are grapes from the grape varieties Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The grapes grow under optimal conditions in Bordeaux. The vines here dig their roots deep into soils of sand and limestone. Clearly, the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru is also determined by more than just the soil Saint-Emilion. This Frenchman can be described as an Old World wine in the best sense of the word, and it is exceptionally impressive. When perfect physiological ripeness is assured, the grapes for Saint-Emilion Grand Cru are harvested exclusively by hand without the use of crude and barely selective machinery. After the hand harvest, the grapes arrive at the winery by the fastest route. Here they are sorted and carefully broken up. This is followed by fermentation in small wood at controlled temperatures. After the end of fermentation, the elegant Saint-Émilion Grand Cru is aged for another 12 months in French oak barriques.
Food recommendation for the Saint-Émilion Grand Cru from Chateau La Chapelle aux Moines
Drink this red wine from France ideally tempered at 15 - 18°C as a companion to chickpea curry, pumpkin casserole or spinach gratin with almonds.
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