Château Beau-Site Saint-Estephe Cru Bourgeois 2016
Grape Varietals & Region: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The fruit for this wine comes from Château Beau-Site vineyards are on a very favourable site, situated on stony soils close to Château Calon Segur at one of the highest points in the Medoc.
Taste Profile: Château Beau-Site Saint-Estephe Cru Bourgeois makes its appearance with a beautiful garnet colour. Expressive fruity nose of blackberries, raspberries, vanilla and cedar. Fresh and elegant on the dry palate with meaty tannins. Attractive ripe cassis fruit flavour with layers of chocolate, coffee and dark damson.
Winemaking Process: The grapes go through manual sorting and destemming before a gentle pressing. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats for four weeks, separate vinification of each plot. Malolactic fermentation took place in the stainless steel tanks. The wine ages in French oak 225 litre barriques (40–50% new) for a period of 12-14 months.