We have found three Petits Chateaux and brought in their 2016’s. 2 bottles of each are included with every mixed case.
Chateau Les Barraillots Margaux 2016
Chateau Les Barraillots is the last small wine producer in the village of Margaux and one of only a few “Crus Artisans” in the Margaux appellation. The average vine age is 40 years and the varietal mix is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot. The planting is very dense with most sections having 10,000 plants per hectare. No chemicals are used in the vineyard and harvesting is done manually. Fermentations are done in stainless steel and the wine is aged in barrels (20% to 25% new) for twelve months with several rackings. This period of natural clarification is completed with the use of egg whites for fining before bottling in the spring. 12.7% alc.
Chateau Moulin Delille Saint Estephe 2016
The flagship wine of the estate is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot, handpicked and sourced from vines with an average age of 35 years. It undergoes a traditional fermentation in concrete and then aging in a mix of first and second use barrels for 18 months. The nose is spicy with blackberry, blueberry, plum and sandalwood aromas. The palate is powerful with a round mouth feel and ripe black fruit, supported by plenty of tannins typical of Saint Estephe, however they are beautifully ripe and not at all astringent. There is a long toasty finish. (14% alc)
Chateau Beausejour de Bonalgue Pomerol 2016
The Chateau Beausejour de Bonalgue vineyard comprises 1 hectare and is planted with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Precise and meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard means they produce quality grapes year after year. The wine is vinified in a traditional manner cement tank followed by a period of maturation of 12 months in second fill French oak barrels. Production is around 6000 bottles per vintage. (13.5% alc)