CHATEAU BEAUSEJOUR PUISSEGUIN SAINT EMILION

CHATEAU BEAUSEJOUR PUISSEGUIN SAINT EMILION

Chateau Beausejour Montagne St. Emilion has a long history in the Bordeaux wine region. The property was first established in 1851, by the Laporte family. At the time, the Laporte’s owned other estates in the Bordeaux region as well. The chateau was known for producing one of the best wines in the Montagne, St. Emilion region, also known as the St. Emilion Satellite Appelations. Things took a big step forward for Chateau Beausejour Montagne in 2004 when Patricia and Pierre Bernault bought Chateau Beausejour. The following year, starting with the 2005 vintage, Stephane Derenoncourt was brought in to consult the Right Bank winery. The chateau has 30 acres of vines, planted at a density of 5,500 vines per hectare. The vines are on average 55 years old. Some parcels date back over 100 years. Those old vines are the source of the Beausejour 1901. 1901 denotes the year the vines were planted. Other older parcels were planted in 1902, 1934 and 1946.

GRAPE VARIETY : 70% Merlot 30% Cabernet Franc
LOCATION : Puisseguin Saint Emilion
SOIL : Chalky clay over limestone
WINEMAKING : Traditional vinification in Stainless steel vats with temperature control
AGEING IN BARREL : 24 months
AGEING POTENTIAL IN BOTTLE : 10 -15 years
COLOR : Ruby red
NOSE : Ripe jammy berries, licorice and spice
MOUTH : Medium to full bodied, With round textures and a long finish
SERVICE : Between 16ºC & 18ºC
FOOD PARING : Beef, pork and strong cheese

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