Chateau Prieuré De Blaignan 2016 750mL JS92 Points-James Suckling WEWine Enthusiast
Grand Vin De Bordeaux Appellation Médoc
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Château Prieuré de Blaignan is made from about twenty hectares of vines within Château Blaignan’s vineyard, and benefits from the same meticulous care as the latter, in both the vineyard and the winery. With a bright colour, it has an intense nose of red fruit, soft tannins and a delicately spicy finish. It is characterized by generosity and freshness. A smiling, easy-to-drink wine, perfect for an evening with friends.
60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot Sustainably Grown
The 20-hectare vineyard of Chateau Prieure de Blaignan Medoc is entirely enclosed within Chateau Blaignan’s. Chateau Blaignan is a fine estate of 97 hectares (240 acres) in the northern part of the Medoc. It has been planted with vine since the 14th century. There is nothing left today of the an- cient fortress (seat of the Lords of Blaignan in the Middle-Ages, which gave its name both to the land and to the noble family who owned the manor), except for a few ruins next to the church in the old village of Blaignan. In 2004, CA Grands Crus, a subsidiary of Groupe Credit Agricole, acqui- red Chateau Blaignan. An improvement plan was put together for the entire estate. The star wine- making team, headed by up & coming winemaker Anne Le Naour (who is also the Managing Direc- tor) and Hubert de Bouard owner of Chateau Angelus, is making an outstanding wine that over de- livers in quality, while remaining affordable. Chateau Prieure de Blaignan is made with the same care and energy as the first wine and using a similar blend, the wine is voluptuous, fruity and fresh with soft and delicate tannins
• 23 hectares are exclusively dedicated to the production of Chateau Prieure de Blaignan.
• The high potential of the site lies on two limestone mounds that offer different sun- shine exposure and drainage opportunities.
• The limestone-clay soil lies on a calcareous limestone base, whose sedimentation dates back to the quaternary period.
• Average age of the vines: 30 years.
• Farming method: parcel management of soil and vineyard.
• Certified sustainable farming.