Overview of the Wine
Chateau La Naude is located north of Saint-Emilion, just outside the village of Gauriaguet. The property, managed by winemaker Jean-Michel Garcion, consists of 18.5 hectares planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-Franc. Jean-Michel was passionate about viticulture from a very young age, and received his diploma in Viticulture and Oenology at Le Landreau in 1984. He finally settled at La Naude after ten years of working harvests around the world and has been a fixture at this family-owned estate since 1991.
The vineyards of La Naude are situated on highly-coveted limestone and clay soils, which, in an otherwise nutrient-poor environment, provide their Merlot with signature minerality. The vines on the property range in age from 10-20 years old.
Grape / Blend
60% Merlot, 30 Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Pure and floral, with lush ripeness accompanied by flavors of sweet blackberry, plum and cassis. Perfectly balanced with a long, spicy finish.
SOIL: CLAY, CHALK, LIMESTONE
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 12,000
HARVESTED: MID SEPTEMBER
MACERATION: 21 DAYS
PRE-FERMENTATION TECHNIQUES: COLD MACERATION
BARREL DETAILS: 100% STAINLESS STEEL
LENGTH OF TIME IN BOTTLE BEFORE RELEASE: 24 MONTHS
Product size: 750ml