In 2002 Jean Chanfreau and his wife, Marie-Helene set out to make high-quality, affordable Bordeaux, with passion and care. Harvest is all done by hand and they do not employ the use of any harmful herbicides or pesticides. They are unique in their bold choice to feature Merlot as the predominant varietal. Despite being on the left bank Jean and Marie-Helene knew Merlot was best for expertly highlighting the finesse and the balance of their terroir not found anywhere else in the Medoc. The result is a well-balanced red that develops charm and richness early in the bottle. Allowing this wine to be approachable young and ready to drink now.
Jean and Marie-Helene acquired their 4-hectare vineyard in 2002, taking over the for family that had owned this site since 1820. Clos des Demoiselles' old vine Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is located on the south side of the Puy de Menjon, the highest point of the Medoc. Ensuring proper ripening of the grape's tannic structure, while still maintaining balance and acidity.
2015 was an extremely dry vintage with Mother Nature smiling down at exactly the right moment. Bringing rains and leading to an immaculate harvest of ripe and lush reds. 2015 earned a vintage rating of 94 points from Wine Spectator.
Aging: 14 months in French oak barrels
Tasting Notes: 62% Merlot 38% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine shows a deep garnet color. The nose is very elegant with black currant, blueberry, and fresh raspberry. Notes of rose petal and crushed stone emerge as this wine opens up in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with balanced acidity, chewy tannins, and a beautiful lingering finish.
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